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PUBLISHED SEMI-ilONTHLY 
AT 

vVTLSON. NORTH CAROLINA 

Primitive or Old School Baptist 

VOL L. WILSON, N. C. NOVEMBER 15, 1916 NO. 1 




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F. D. GOLD. Editor VVUson. N. C 

F. G. LESTER, Aaso. Kditor, Floyd. Vs.. |£ 



$2.00 PER YEAR 



Tne Purpose of Zion,s Landmark 

"Ask for the old paths where is the good way." 

By the help of the Lord this paper will contend for the 
ancient landmark, guided by its stakes of Truth, and 
strengthened by its cords of love 

It hopes to roject all traditions and institutions of men, 
and regard only the Bible as the standard of truth. 

It urges the people to search the scriptures, and obey 
Jesus, the King iu the Holy Hill of Zion, keeping them- 
selves uusi)otted from the world. 

It aims to contend for the mystery of the faith in God, 
the Father, Jesus, the Llediator, and the Holy Spirit, the 
blessed Comforter. 

NOTICE 1 

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state plainly both the old and new postofLices. When one 
wishes his paper stopped, let him send what is due, and also 
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All names and post oilices should be written plaiiily. 

All lovers of gospel truth are invited to write for it — if 
so impressed. 

Llay grace, mercy and peace be multiplied to all lovers 
of truth. 

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Orders, money, drafts, etc., should be sent to 

P. D. GOLD, 



Wilson, N. C. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 

DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHKIST 



CHRIST, THE Al'PUE TKIOE. 

HmiuaiiucI of llicc, licart is siiiiiiii^f 
Tlicy wondrous love lias put luy 
soul ill tune, 
.Swfft pariloii and salvation f rom _l liei 
sj)ringiiig 
Delight my licart and banish sin's sad 
gloom ; 

'Ml, I can ii(!'cr forget tiiy iovc and pily 
As I beheld Thee mine on Calvary's 
t ree, 

Tiiy pr.-cious blood is my hope and 
eomi'ort 

I ti-ust in heaven tliy beauteous face 
to see. 

Chorus. 

( > my Savior, so dear unto me, 

.My Beloved, my fair Appie 'i'rec ; 
Thy voice that i heard like the song of 
a bird 

Sang ravisliiiig music to me: 
Toor and sinful unlo thee I fhc. 

And thy shade is ref ivsli in- to me, 
<)h 'i'hy heart is so true Tliy fi'uit 

•My Huvior, .My Fair Apple Tree. 

(■13) 

.Compar.'d M-ith Thee, there's none my 
my sweet Cord .lesiis. 
Amidst the wouds Tiiou art the Ap- 
ple Tn.e. 

TVIi-ditcd. I sit down beurath Tin- 
shadow, 



Thy beauty is my blissful sanctuary 
From sin and guilt and shame my soui 
is sheltered 
AVhon thou dost smile, sins, sorrow* 
lice away : 
The words of life eternal th\- mouth 
speaketh. 

Oh, let me 'iiealli 'f liy shadow rv*r 
stay. 

Chorus. 
^ F. \V. KEKNE.. 

North P.envick, Me. ' 



CO.MMCXICATIOX'S 

J)ear lirothc (Jold; 

We had , ^r.MMi meeting at .Mf. 
S|,riii,-s Ihe Itii S;itnrday and Sunday 
after retnrnni- fi-(,m the .\ssoeiation, 
'.ly ,aby -irl, .Mrs. .\cttie Abbott, joni- 
'■d lie- ehui-eii ,;t .Malmaison on the 1st 
Saturday in .\u-ust and il was jn-r rc- 
(piesl to be liapl ized ;il luime in lice 
fi'thei-s p(,nd the next 4tli Siunlay 
moridng S,, she was, and she 
'•f'"' up out el the water htokiiijr so 
ha|)py. You may know it makes me 
feel so thankful to the <j,uh\ Lord 
tliat He is brin-in^r ,ny ehiMren into 
Ihe fold. 1 felt like she bad taken luu- 
fjither's j)lae • in the churtdi, foi- we do 
niiss him so mneb there, ami now we 
see her presence instead of his. Broth- 
er l-Aans and Brolber Boaz spent tin; 
oigh. with US and the ne.\t nn)rning 
Brother Evaiiis baptized her. 1 Su 



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much eiijoye(-i tlie brethren's talk that 
iiigiit, lliey injj the hrst preach my 
l)retlireu vviio hud visited us suiee my 
dear husbands death, audit made me 
rliink of hua mucn. He always en- 
joyed talkiny l'.; lUein and lieariiiy 
them talk, i don' t think he enjoyeci 
anytlung more tlian liaving tlie bretli- 
ren visit liim. 

We had been united in mai'riagi' 
forty tive ye.as laekiny three dayr> 
when lie was laid to rest and all in is 
time iie was a iiUKl, an ee i lona u..., 
band and tatiier and a iriend to all. 

J was so giad to gei to see you aiiu 
Siter Gold and to hear you preach iiiai 
glorious doeaiue ouce more, ^vray 
good Liord spare us to meet again, if it 
be Jriis will. Hope you boih are uvu 
and enjoying good health. Remember 
me iu your players. From your trou- 
bled sister, if one at all. 

MRS. JAS. a. BRYANT. 
li. F. D. Dry i-'ork, Va. 



Brother Gold : 

1 received a good letter from my 
grand daughter a few days after her 
grand-father- !j death and i wish you 
would please publish it in the Land- 
mark. 

MRS. M. T. BRYANT. 

Dry Fork, Va. 

My dear Grand-ma : 

It is witli sad heart that 1 try to 
write for some time but iiejileeted do- 
ing so and now 1 feel very sorry I dill 
not. 

Grand-ma, I would like to be with 
you in your sad hours to try and eoni- 
fort you, but the Loid has willid il 
otherwise and w^e must bo\v in huiiil)b' 
submission to His all divine will. Weep 
not, dear Grandma, as l!ins(> without 
hope, for I feel that our loss it; his eter- 
nal gain. Blessed aie they that die in 



the Lord, for on such di i Lath no 
power. 

Grand-ma 1 shall always rememoer 
my last visit to } our home, i uelievc 
the ijord was in iiiai visit, i enjoyed 
so much my talk witii Grand-pa and it 
seemed 1 loved mm dntereut a.jji better 
tiian 1 ever had belore. ^"iiid tl^e day 
1 said to you all goodbye it seemed tnai 
someiniiig told me that 1 would never 
visit your home again during ins lifi 
time. (J rand-ma i can nevt • tell you 
how sad a';d strange 1 felt and tiiat is 
wliy 1' wanleil Grand-^ja to kiss me. 
J felt I was seeing him at his home for 
liie last time. 

1 tliouglit «bout him all that week 
and tried to put it from me, thinking it 
\ a.sii't anything but a notion, but 1 
couldirt do it. J wanted to see him 
and talk witii him oiiee more before he 
died but 1 could not. i shall always be 
thankful ^' ■ I'o-"- one visit. 

One night last week 1 , dreamed i 
saw Grand-pa and 1 asked him how he 
was and he answered that all was well 
v. ith him. Yes he is well now. He will 
nevermore see sickness, sorrow, pain, 
nor death. Oh I what blessed rest. 

1 must close. L hope to see you soon. 

With much love, your grand-daugh- 
ter. 

LILLIE LINK. 

Danville, Va. 



Dear Brother Gold: 

As 1 was very much disappointed in 
not getting- t ) Smitliwicks Creek to the 
Associ; ti'.'i. 1 w iil make an attempt 
to Avritf and send you what is due tor 
the jjandmark. I look forward to its 
coming, just as I would a letter from 
;'. regular correspondent. 1 have been 
■A reach r of the Landmark ever since I 
could re;i(l. My dear mother took it 
before my recollection, and it has al- 
w a\ s s; emed dear to me. It affords 
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the dear breLhren aud sisters. We >tui 
have Bro. Hassell to preach for us. We 
appreciate and enjoy having him with 
with us .so much, because we think he 
is a Father in Israel. 

I wiV,ii you and sister Gold would 
come to see- us. We would be very 
glad to have you preach for us at 
Great Sw.-'.mp. Can't you come the 4th 
.Saturday and Sunday in November. 
Hope you' and sister Gold are both well, 
and enjoying the sweet pleasures that 
are in this life for you. 

May the good Lord bless you and 
spare you to proclaim the doctrine of 
salvation by grace to poor sinners as I 
feel to be. 

I am your unworthy sister if one at 
all. 

MRS. W. J. BRILEY. 
(freenville,/ N. C. 



Elder P. D. Gold : 
Dear sir : 

For some time l;have had a mind to 
write to you my focliTijrs of what 1 
believe to be the dealinprs of the Lord, 
v,'ith me and my heart failed me, but it 
seems that unless T do so my mind is 
not satisfied. When I was only a child 
1 believed in the doctrine of the old 
Primitive Baptists that His children are 
chosen in Him befor-! the foundation 
of tlie world and at His time He called 
them and they are willing to do His 
will and pupose. I would go to heac 
them preach and wish so much that I 
could be one of them and love Jesus 
as 1 thought they did. In the mean 
time a trouble came on me, one that 
1 could ivot get rid of and it followed 
me until it seemed that T was sick and 
forsaken by everybody. I would try to 
pray and ask God to remove It but it 
l<ei)t growing worse and I thought I 
was going to die. I kept on in this 
way until finally I was made willing to 
give up everything and die for the sake 



jL Jesus. It seems that I saw myself 
pass away and I became as a little 
eliild, and this vile creature was able 
to praise God for His mercy toward 
me. 

I had many dreams that seem to fol- 
low me that I do not write of, never 
the less I had a feeling which lead me 
to go before this church, and I wanted 
to be baptised though feeling very un- 
worthhy. 1 prayed that 1 might be 
shown in the spirit so as to satisfy my 
loind \vli('tl!ei- 1 \v;is W orthy to be bap 
tised. A i K iw ,1 1 (is i had a vision 
whiul; i.iadi' i' i^laiii tc me that I was 
roniniaiidcd Id m- li;' ;sed, and so 1 
was. I am a coioi vfl \vcman. 1 joined 
the old Priiuili\c clinich that came out 
from the white church after the sur- 
render, by permission of the white 
brethren. 

Now I have a question that I want to 
ask you if my letter he worthy of your 
Primitive church that according co my 
knowledge, was sent out to themselves 
by the wiiitc brethren in later years. 
But the two sides did not fellowship 
caoli olher as one came out of the their 
own accord by permission and the oth- 
er was sent out. I feel that I want to 
join with my husband as it is not con- 
venient for us to attend our separate 
churches together. They say I must 
1)1' baptised again. Now to my mind 
1 feel satisfied that this law is of the 
carnial mind, and that oiu-c baptised 
in the faith is sufficient. There is no 
good thing in the flesh, with the flesh 
we all err, and if not kept by God's 
power unto salvation wj are gone. I 
'rust if you feel to answer me that it 
may be directed by the the spirit. Tell 
rr.e your thoughts concerning my being 
baptised again, whether it is directed 
by the power of the spirit or satisfac- 
tion of tl/p carnal mind. Please' find 
M addicsscd stamped envelope for 



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Youf.s ill 1 
J.'siis Chi-isl 



EXPEKIPJNC'E 

It is Willi tear and 1 n>mlil iii>_' that I 
at,tOUI])1 1n wrilr solllr ul' wliai I liope 
\ho Lord has donr for iiir. 1 \v as vrry 
voiiii-: whi'ii 1 wMMil.i liiii! inyscir 1 r\ 
injr to kc(>ii liir roininaiidinciils aiui I 
wont on I'roin liiiir to linir tfyiii^' to 
live right. At last I hrcai.ir s.i umi 
l.lod that it scciiiod that min Iniir h.id 
conif. One ni,<rlit 1 drcaiiiod thai sohh- 
oTio caiiic to iiic -t h.okrd lik,. a 
jireadicr and had wings I licard a 
noiso of Avings. I looked and lir was 
standing at my right side, lie raised 
ILs hand and said, ivad .Malthe\N Hi- 
.")tb chapter. -!th verse. " IJlessed are 
they that luouni for they shall be com- 
forted." Phi I did not know what to 
think of that, i" looked in tiie Bible 
to see if this was true and I found the 
words just as T dreamed. Hut Oh I my 
troubles got worse and I tried to beg 
the Lord to ha\e niere_\- on me. I was 
so troubled night and day it seemed 
that I could not rest anywhere. J went 
to the Missionary meeting but it did 
me no good. I would not go to the 
mourner's bench, for I tliouglit 1 was 
sitting on a mourner's beneli. I tiionglil 
I would rather be alone in some seer, t 
jdaee, as [ didn't want any one 
to kiKiW aii\thing aiiont my trcnihles 
hut ()apa would eoiiu' t( my room door 
at night and ask nie how I was feeling, 
and 1 didn't want him to know how 
troubled I was. And so J ^^vu^ on 
begging the Lord for mercy. .\t last 
one day I was in so mindi tronl)le thai 
I thought 1 would go down to the 
s|)ring to he alone. 1 went begging the 



ernal life throttgh at once it seemed my buvden was gone. 
1. Oh how my heart thrilled with jov. li 

LAII L. BASS. se.^med thai eveiytiiing was i.raisnig 
(lod. 'i'he sun sh'oin' as I nevor saw it 
shine before, and it was the prettiest 
sunshine i ever sa-w'. 

I Ihen felt that I was (diauged from 
trouble to joy and supjiosed I Tiever 
would have an\- more tr(u.i)le. But 
Oh : doubts and fears raiiie (ui and 1 
was afraid I was deceived. 1 ilidu' i 
want to be deceived and I didn't Avant 
tn deceive any one, so 1 joined the Mis- 
sinnaiy I3a])tists but when J heard tlie 
IMindtive Baptists preach 1 felt liko 
I wanted to live with them. So L 
w ent before: the church and. to my su:- 
piise, was received .■iud was iia|)lizei 
by Itiother Isaac dones. 

Oh : that da-, was a day (d' joy to m ■. 
I enjoyed the pi'catdiing so iiiindi. and 

i felt like lie believed ;,s I did. 1 fell 
like It was peace, sweet peace to me. 

It seems that 1 have mi.xtures of' .joy 
and sorrow i;nd this daily do 1 jiass 
H.i-ougl . So oft.m 1 try to pi-a\ fo:- 
my (d)ildren that the Lord may keoi) 
them at his own will, as He has all pow- 
ev in hMVen and in . arth. Idesse.l b- 
the name of t lu' Lm-d. Oh how I' lov;' 
the household <d- faith and Christian- 
ity. [ hope y, 11 all will rem.uub-r me 
in your ]ir;:yei's. 

Vfuir sister in hope o[' et<'rnal life. 

FLORA VICKERS. 



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^cr, iind 1 w;.s feeling so bad wlien all 



)eHr Brother (i,dd: 

I am at ho;:]e from my ver\- pleas. nt 
•i|) to th.' K 'hiikee, Contentnea, 'Wdiite 
>ak and I'.laek Creek associations and 
)Hie aiipoini inents bet\\een those as- 
teiations. 1 want to say that I have 
e\ er taken a trip w hiidi gave me more 
leasure and upon A\Iii(di T can look 
aek with more pleasure. T did not 
njiiy trying to preacdi every time it 
m.\- li- ',v. nor I enjoy proach- 
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I am a pooi' tk'i)OiKlaiit one and can 
.i(> nothing' unless the Lord lead me in- 
to that enjoyment. 1 heard some of 
the sNveetest preaehing: it has 
eve- heen m\ ])rivil('L' riij-ix , and I 
li.'ard some \?hielt ; i ii -■.i r.-l to me to 
l>e somewhat on tiir exlicmo. 

I reraemb t that some years a^'o I 
heard one of nur brethren say to the 
littlp ones on the outside, "You Avait 
until the Lord/raakes you go. Wait un- 
til you eaunot wait any longer," T 
never thought that to be good advice. 
T heard some expressions which ap- 
peared to me to have the same meaning 
as that. I do not think it is good ad- 
vice to give to the Lord's children. 
They have enough of that in them witlr 
out having it cultivated. The wfird of 
God to us is, "Teaching them to ob- 
serve all things, whatsoever *T have 
commanded you." Tell them that if 
they love the liord to keen His com- 
mandments. Tlint tbr.v thqt do His 
commandments do enter in through 
the -rates into the holy city. 

Without the eitv are dogs, whore- 
mongers, sorcerers, id-^lators. and all 
who love and make a lir-. These are 
not fit compinions for the little ehild- 
ron of our God. We shonld tell tliem 
so and encourage them fo eome out of 
snch comnanv. Tt is so very subject 
to load the '-hildrfMi astrav. Their go- 
>!'"■ astrnv does not destroy thein but 
i* does destroy their comfort. That 
the elMldi'en very mueli need \vhile 
traveling in this world of sin and sor- 

TliCM. as wril as to teach them to ob- 
serve 11:.. things God has commanded 
\y should also Avarn them jijraiiist the 
things !!(■ has not commanded, the 
II ii.g \. I'lch look to tlic gh.ry of man 
and net (, the glory of (hnl We can- 
serve Ih- things of Wir ^^,n■\i\ and 



ourselves and serve God at the same 
time. No, tliese things are so perfect- 
ly opi»osite iliat that will no; come to- 
gether here nor liei-eafter. 

I found both this fall and last fall 
that theie was right much com])hunv 
about our beloved family |)ai)er, Zion's 
Landmark, b.'cause it was so often so 
far behiiid, and so)netimes the i)rint 
was itad so the older jieo})lt; could not 
read it so well. This eomjdaint was 
havijig the elfeet of our brethren sub- 
sci-Uiing foi- the " Primitive Bai)tist." 
Tlial i)aper is getting a large circula- 
tion among some of our brethren. They 
do not know that there is now a war 
hrtwccn that pa])er and the "Baptist 
Trnmix't"" of Texas over the new 
liinh. Nov. rthcless this is true. 

>i:]\:.r ytar,-. a l:'o lliat veiy question 
^(it 1o li, iiiL'- (IIn: usscd among tiie Bap- 
tists ol' i\rnl'irivy. It spread rapidly to 
Till' west and t' the seashore in Virgin- 
ia ami divide i the brethren wherever 
i( wcjit. In s])eaking of the heresj' of 
the noil resurrection of the bodies of 
the saints the ajjostle said, "It eateth 
as doth a canker." These other ques- 
tions do the same thing. They are 
dangerous to have circulated among u.s 
and our brethren should be very care- 
fid as to the kind of literature they re- 
commend to our brethren. We should 
have good, wholesome literature in our 
iiomes for our children are sometimes 
imdined to read things which we read, 
and we .should want both to read good 
true literature ourselves and to pro- 
vide it for our brethren when they are 
Avith us and for those of our household. 
The ])ropa gating this or that reading 
matt(>r will not make children of God 
out of our children but it will show 
them that we believe in the things 
A. hi eh give all glory, honor, majesty, 
and power to our God for our great 
salvation. That is worth something 
to me and it should be to all of tis. 



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We ilo not (xpcct to \n- ahW to t'li- 
<iorsc iill we Hiid in any i)ap('r of Im- 
iiian (ii-i-rrn iiul of Imni.-in iiiaiia^'iMnoit 
for such would aniouut to pfrtcci ion in 
th.' flrsh and th.M-c can not be sindi a 
UiiiiK. However we sin idd be careful 
to avoid tha: wlii(di will amount to a 
eoiitiiniai discussion of points of dif- 
ferences arnojifr our brethren. 

Concernini: the new ])irth we should 
be careful to follow the direct tcach- 
i>>^' or riur Lo'd in the .'^rd chapter of 
.John. He does not enter the dissectiufr 
room and divide the man up and tell 
US what part of the man is born again. 
He said, "Except a man be born again, 
he cannot see the kingdom of God." 
Why not be content to stop there as the 
Lord did? Peter said, "Being born 
again, not of corruptible seed, but of 
incorruptible, by the word of God 
Avhich liveth and abideth for ever." 

Those things are written for our 
learning that we through patience and 
comfort of the scriptures might have 
I'oi^e. They -ire given by inspiration 
of God that the man of God may b'-^ 
perfect, thorou^hb' furnislied unto nil 
rrood works. Anvthing added to Hicse 
thinp-s is dangerous and should be 
t'hunned as we Avould a viper. 

Tt artpears 1r me that these are 
perilous times with our people. Our 
breihren -"'ho rr'e sound in fai1'\ "^i 
doctrine haA'e reasons to stand should- 
er to shoulder and contend earn^'stlv 
for the faith once d divered to th- 
saints. 

1 heard of a minister using the words 
of David as n text, "All thy Avorks 
shall praise thee. O Tjord : and thy 
saints shall bless thee." Ps. 145:10. 
In his exposition of the text he left the 
full impression that all his evil deeds 
Avere the works of the Lord, and that 
they were for His praise. If my evil 



deeds arc the A\ orks of God where arr 
the Avorks of the devil? "What exper- 
ience kave 1 Avith him? Does no such 
being exist? My OAvn experience tells 
me that there is such a being. Ha is 
my tormentor. I often find that he 
has dictated to me and I have followed 
liis evil Avays and am brought very low 
ir rcf)entance from my evil ways. For 
this very cause I am made to hate my- 
self and to pray to God to deliver me 
from my::elf and all my ways. Satan 
is a snare and a trap to the children of 
God and has ever been. If I do evil 
ij] the sight of God and my brethren 1 
do not feel that I should put it to God's 
fccounl. We should be careful to 
shun every appearance of evil. Not 
only the evil itself, but the very ap- 
pearance of it. There can be no dan- 
ger in not coming anywhere near a 
rattle snake. We might stand strad- 
dle of him and not get hurt but we had 
better be farther away, even far be- 
yond his reach. Then we are sure he 
cannot hurt us. So with every evil 
thing. Shun evil and temptations. Do 
not put ourselves in places where we 
knoAv that temptations are so likely to 
rise. None of us are any too strong, 
and all of us are weak enough. 

1' Avant to thank the good Lord for 
His blessings to me on my trip and at 
all other times, and the brethren for 
their great kindness in so sweetly care- 
ing for me and receiving such a worm 
in their homes, churches and affections. 
I feel that all is of the mercies of God 
to me and I hope that He AAdll give me 
grace to love and serve Him as long as 
I live and to praise Him in all eternity. 

As ever your brother in hope of the 
resurrection of the dead. 

L. H HARDY; 

Atlantic, N. C. 

Remarks: We fully endorse the 
above sentimentts: the old fashioned, 



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true doctrine aud exhortations of ft»d 
our Savior. P. D. G. 



Elder P. D. Gold, 
Wilson, N. C. 
Dear Brother: 

Please publish the enclosed clipping, 
it being Kesolutious of respect to our 
beloved pastor to wit, Eledr, A. 1> 
l*hilpott. 

Brother Gold, we did not know how 
•to appreciate fully a gift like tliat of 
Elder Philpott, until siuee he lias been 
taken from our midst. Oh tiie vacancy 
that has been caused by his death, a 
vacancy in his home, a vacancy in his 
community, and a vacancy in di ed has 
occured in the l-Japtist ranks ni tins en 
tire communit\-, thai (iod ahun- ran lili 
by calling, qualifying and etiui i )| i; n^.' . 
as he did Elder Philpott. P>ut we \'rrl 
to bow in humble submission to (jod s 
will, believing as we do that oiir loss 
is his eternal gain. 

Brother Gold, i hope that youisolf 
and sister Gold, are well and enjoying 
the blessings of life. 

Sincerely Yours, in hope of eternal 
life, 

.J W. RAMSEY. 
RESOLUTIONS 

Riverview (Jhureli, 
September, 24th, 191 (i. 
Resolved. Whereas, God in his pro- 
vidence and in his all wise purpose, has 
seen fii +o send his death angel into 
the lioine of our beloved brother, and 
claimed for iis victim, our beloved ])as- 
tor Elder A. B. Philpott and wafted 
his spirit loss the dark river oi 
death, sale home into the bright man- 
sions iil)r,\e, ready to receive his crf^v, -! 
of 1 ighleou^;n^f•.s'. that was promised 
hin;. and not to him only but unto ai! 
them also that love his appearing, 
where we truly hope to bask in the 
blessed sun light of God's lo\e, through 
out the deathless ages of eternity. 



Elder A. B. Philpott, was chosen 
paslor of liiverview Church Decembei- 
IM'.'i, and i;i September 1898 he mov- 
ed his membership from Old Town 
Creek church aud united with the 
church at Riverview, by letter, and 
from that time down to tlie time of hi.s 
death he has ever been a loving brotU- 
er aud a faitful ijast(/r. During his 
stay with us our church i'as been very 
j)rosperous, most esijccially for the last 
few month there have been 16 additions 
the entire time of his pastor ship the 
church has growiun memberihhip from 
22 to 84 and we feel truly tliankful tliat 
our beloved j)ast(>r did live to see the 
iii'j^itln'riii-;- 1o the eliui'eli that he had 
M. Iai;hrully srrvrd all these many 
yr.irs. Tins IS .M.;is(,lin- evidmee to 
i;s that thr Cdud i>(ird has wonderfully 
hicssci his lahors, and we truly hope 
and helieve that his lahors will contin- 
ue to hi' as bread east upon the waters 
that will last many days hence. 

\Vr deeply uioui n our loss, as having 
]-sl a -ood ueiohl),,!'. a good friend, a 
nearly helove.l brother and a faithful 
pastor : 

We tender the family of our beloved 
l.rother, our sim-ere heartfelt, sym- 
pathy in this sad hour of their bereave- 
ment. -May the <;o(l of All grace sus- 
t;iin you and uj)hold you and enable 
you to run tlie race with i)atience that 
is set before you, ever looking unio 
Jesus as beius: tlie author and tlie fin- 
isher of the Christians Faith. 

And should there be any that are 
near and d(>ar to him, that have not 
known Jesus in a pardon of their sins 
may it be Cod's will to touch their 
hearts with tiie linger of his love, and 
cause them to see and to realize tliat 
the wages of sin is death, but the gift 
of God is life everl-isting, and enable 
them to denv themselves ; nd take up 
the erosfj and walk in imitcCon of their 



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01' Illicit 



f casr ))i-ii|KM' savoi' and Itherefore without 

■ as D.iviU said 1 kiiiM\ 1 nic tMlcct. Even though the church 

,t .■ninr In US ImM \>\ i i H ' slhiiiM (In llif things in foi-m which 

will to liiiii. Iiavc lici'ii conimanded and not have 

>iiicf!c!\' suhinil'.i il. till- Invr and regard for those things 

.1. W, li.\MSi';\' II \v(,i(i(l not be good fruit. It 

.1. VV. Sli I'M .VT!'; WDiild iic dry and dead ; iiHToly formal. 

( ',1111111111. ;ind Im- tit for iiotliing ]»ul to 1m- cast 

_1 - out and trodden under tlie foot of 

sAi;r 

'•V,. 111.' salt of -ic .aitii: UiU 111 the year Ki:',:) Dr. John ('lark, a 

:;• 111,, i,;iv,' li.sl lii:, s,i\inr, win':-'- Widcli ISaptist and eleven others 

It i„. salt d; ll i- ilieuc !M,ii ;iilutr,l the lii'st Uaptisi cluirch on 

o 1 I'oi' uotliiiii;-, hut lO I'le ctist the Aue'riean continent at Newport, 

out. a (I tro-'dcii nndi r io,,i ni iu.'i:.-- Ixliudc island. That (dmndi, with oth- 

.Mat. ''''^ that followed, was calvinislir i,, 

I'liilcr the law l.>r;'; I w;.s rcMuircd doctrine, 'i'hat i)ro"cs tlial 1 hey were 

In use sail in all I h.ur srcrilie 's. Tli/i e- Primitive or Old S.diool Baptist. We 

fore the l)r<"ad of the passover must aretlieniiU people in I he w orld te day 

iiave l)een salted. That was tiie tirea.l who Imld to and lirmly de.dare that 

which the Lord used when lie insliiut- sacred truth and le- other. Some otii- 

ed the Ijord-s sup|>er. Our ediinnnn- ers mav preach il occasicuia lly l)iit 

Ion hread should he salted. lliey will preach five willism with it 

There is no didy that we may per- and 1 1'y to harmonize them. But we 

form whi(di do. snot need to he seas- know tliat truth and error will not 

oned Willi the love of (lod. and love mix any more (juickly than (lod wdll 

to His people. If one comes hefore a.u'ree with satan. 

the church lo relate an e.xperi.'iice it jj, three Iniiidred \<'ars now 

should he (lone in love. Those who pjist ,vhat has ha [jpiaied? 1'licre is 

listen and who receive that person „ot an Old S.diool Baj.tist (diureli, and 

slionhl do so in love lo (lod. and the jt may Ix- not a sin-le member in 

•peaee of His church. When one iv !Mi„,le Island, ami some of the other 

eeives the ordinance of l)aptism il adioiniim' slates. 

shoidd he in love .f the ocdlliaiice for , ,^ 

•lesns sake. Il IS the path whndi He ji,,^^ ai-pears that since the removing 

tnul and it is tl xample whi.di lie ^ ...nullestick from tiiose Kastern 

•^Pt. slates all other ivligions have waxed 

The preaching of the gospcd should ,,„t and gone. Hniidrcds (,f large 

be in b)ve to (iod wdiosc ^vord il is, and ,.h,ii-eh edilices with never a ceugre- 

in hive to tlu' cluirch whose messa^'c o-atioiial galheriiiLT noi- a seraion of 

it is. Kvery reproof, ivhiike, exhorta- any desciaption i)rea(died there, 

tion and admonition should be in love. This is i)roof that we aie the iialt of 

Spoken in love and I'cceived in love: Hio earth. The earth and the vine (d" 

Thus llie law of <;o<l is fiiltdled, for the earth hates us, and proi)iiesies for 

love is the fnlfillihg of the law. om- exiermination A\dien their existence 

To do anything in a ndigious way on fh- earth dejiends on our eontinn- 

without love is to do it without the auee. " Ve are the salt of the earth," 



DION'S LANDMARK: 



In those Nortli Eastern States it aj)- 
pears that there is very litth- notice 
taken of the seventh day or of tlic 
first. There are seven work days in 
the week and not one devoted to tiic 
service of (xod. Why this state of ;if- 
fail's. Tin- eiiurelies that \vri(> at hist 
sound in doctrine, in faith, in [>i ;ict ice 
hecame worldly iriindcu. Tlicy Inxrd 
the world with its societies ;iiid insti- 
tutions. 'I'hey follo\\ cd tlie ways of 
the worhl, iind the salt lost his savor. 
Now it is trodden undei- the foot of 
man. 

As ti-ue Chi-istiaiiity jrivcs way in any 
section ail otlier jjiofessions <jo to 
nau}?ht. This is the ruh'. Churches 
l)econM> "ratheriiiy: places for societies 
instead of for the \\()rslii|) of (iod. 

The oi-der of the gospel is to have 
the ehureh in the wofld, and liy it tlie 
world is saved. " Ve are t}n' salt of 
the earth." The savory element for 
the earth i.^ in tlie ehnrch whidi is in 
the world yet not of the woild. • \ 
are not of th<' world foi' I have eliosen 
you out of the world.", said the L,,rd, 

The order of fals<' reli<rion is to get 
the world in their chiirclK s. They 
want numbers and they boast that 
they have them. But many of them 
deny si)ii-it ua 1 relio-ioii. Thi.s proves 
that they know iiothin;; of true exper- 
ience Hiid the <rrace of Hod. The con- 
flicts of the peopl,. ,»r (iod are a foivin-p 
language to them: propert\ which they 
would not have. e\ideiices at which 
they scoff. They prove themselves to 
he of the mocking ti-ibe of Ishmael, and 
boast of their numbers and i)owe)-. 
Vet they cannot exi.st l)eyond "The 
salt of the earth." 

But why do the churches lose their 
visibility? I mean the church? Is it 
.lot, in the first place, becau.se she has 
lost her savoi-'.' She has not looked 
well to her ways. She has gotten tired 
of the old paths. They have become 



so unpopular, and. "So far behiml." 
F.ven her meinbers ge' tired of her un- 
popularity. jHiil want her to come near- 
er to keep i)ace \\'ith the progress of 
the world. Hence, the Mis.siouary 
liiiptiNt, the ('hristians, (or Disciples,) 
ami all ilii' other Armiuian Baptists, 
ihe l-ro-ivsNive l!;iptists, and. last but 
noi least l(( lie feared b_\- iis, those who 
are \ et among ns preacliiiig a condi- 
tional time salvation. They deny the 
l)ower of (iod to do His will among His 
l)eople and prove that they have lost 
their savor. Vei-y few of such are ever 
convinced of the tnith that, --The Lord 
reiirneth." 

Soiiietiiiirs some among us turn and 
follow the ^^u■k,■,\ ways the world 
in their ..utward c. induct, and some in 
following the religions of the world to 
lie po|)iilar. Smdi lose their savor 
and are lit onl\- to be trodden under 
the foot of men. 

When our I..M-d was in His Mesh 
I here were some who believed but se- 
eretly for fear (,f the Jesus. There 
were others ^\ho feared they would be 
cast (uit of the Synagogue. We may 
have both classes with us today, but. 
if so wluu-e is their savor'.' 

l-'or one to be a ChrisTiaii in the true 
practical sens., is to turn from all 
these Hiui-s and follow the Lor.l as 
lie lias cmmanded'. Thus they prove 
that they know Him and His leadings. 
As [[,. leads they follow let the world 
think what it may. 

The Lord so bless us by His rich 
grace that we may ever live unto Hini. 
and His shall be the power, honor and 
glory foi-ever Amen. 

Yours in hope, 

L. H. HAKDV. 

Atlantic, N. C. 



KIder I'. 1). (Jold: 
Dear Brother in a Sweet Hope, 
If you will let such a vile creature 

as 1 am claim such relationship with 



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you :) I have a desire to write to you 
and have been feeling so a good while 
but feeling too little and unworthy to 
even try to write to sueh a servant of 
(rod, as i' esteem you to l)e, and I don't 
fe^l like I eau wi-ite anything- tliat will 
be of any eonifort to any of the dear 
children of God, but if they should re- 
ceive any I beg you all to give God 
the praise, who is worthy of it all, and 
if not please throw this aside and east 
the mantle of charity over my imjier- 
fection. 

I feel to be blank. 1 am differeno 
from all the rest. I know th(M-e lias 
been a change in my mind, though 
whether it be for better or for worse I 
do not know, but the things I once 
loved I now hate and the thiiigs 1 
once hated I now love. The scripture 
teaches that we may know we liave 
past from death unto life because we 
love the brethren, and if I know my 
poor heart I do love the dear brothei's 
and sisters. They are the sweetest 
people in this world to me and I am 
not worthy to be numbered among 
them. But it is by nothing good that 
r have ever done or ever can do that 
put me where I am ; all the righteous- 
ness I have is in Christ and it surely 
must be the sweet mercy of a loving 
.saviour. "Do I love the Lord or not, 
am I hLs or am I not." I seem to be in 
the dark the most of my time. Some- 
times I am in the light and all that is 
within me seems to praise His Holy 
name. "Jesus" — tis a sweet name 
How could I bear to live here without 
the sweet mercy of a jirecious loving 
j>Saviour. I sa.y precious because He 
Ls more precious to my soul than gold 
or rubies. I often wond'er am I a 
child of (lod and if so why do 1 liave 
so many doubts and fears. Yt is not 
sweet Jesus that I doubt but self that 
legal thing. "When 1 woidd do good 
evil is present." 



1 got to thinking a while back that 
1 was not lit to be in tlie church, not 
that I liad any ill will :i-aiiist any one 
for 1 certainly am not mad \\ith any 

mtich. 1 i.rulv believe 1 lia\'e been 
made liappv tlnve tnurs i;, n,y life if 
nevei' no more. Wlnle f,M.li.,n. ! ,lid, 
1 was m;ide 1o jiraise llis Holy name 
and oh I 1 ^^•as so liap))y, and these 
sweet words civmc to nie ; "Thou dear 
Redeem^'r dying Laiiih, we love to hear 
of tliei>. \o music like thy charming 
nanu', nor hah' so sweet can he." 

P^nclosed you will iind a sweet letter 
from a dear younjr sister, one whom 
I tak.' to he a, eliild of (^od. ll,>r let- 
ter was so s\\-eet to my ])0<)i- soul that 
I wish to Inn e it jsnt in the dear Land- 
mark if yon see lit. Dear children of 
dot], that nanu' -lesus ])rccious to 
your souls and the ehiefest among ten 
thotisand and all togetlier lovely, come 
home to yotir fi'iends and tell them 
M-hat gj'cat thini>-s you hoiie the Lord 
has doni^ for your i)ooj- soul and by so 
doing you will find rest. Jesus said, 
"come unto nie. all ye that labor and 
are h»>avy ladtMi and i' Avill give you 
rest. Take my yoke upon you, and 
learn of me foi' 1 am meek and lowly 
in heart and ye shall find rest unto 
your souls, for my yoke is easy and my 
burden light. Happy are they that 
knoM the joyful sound. If ye know 
these things ha])py are ye if ye do 
them, eome nith us we will do you 
all the good A\c eau. 1 want to leave 
this -world sin<jing, sweet Jesus. 

ff we never meet each other here 
again, oh I may we meet beyond where 
<'ongrei;ati()ns ne'\-ei- break nj) and 
Sahhatlis -.levei- end. rnhlisli if you 
deem it worthv of space in the dcai- 
Landmark. .May (iod bless you and 
your deal' A\ ife is my prayer for 
Christs sake. Your little sister in a 
sweet hope. 



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(Miss) MAEY APPLE. 

Ruflfin, N. C. 
Miss Mary Apple, 



Dear Sister in a precious hope: 

If I am worthy to call you dear 
sister, thonirh I hope I can eall you 
that in a sweet way. If it can he the 
Lord's will I Avill try and answer your 
sweet letter as it was so sweet to my 
poor soul. 

I received it last Sunday evening 
and started to answer it last week and 
it came to me to wait \intil after our 
meeting was over and so I f(dt like to- 
night I wanted to '•rite I know i' 
can't write anytliin'j' <>\' 
any comfort to ymi unless the good 
Lord helps. 

We certainly did have a sweet meet- 
ing yesterday and today. Yesterday 
Brother B. F. :\!cKiiinry "s wife rann- 
to the church with a h'tter and was 
received wii". lew -h joy. Dear Sister 
it was a s ^ nd old Broth- 

er B. B. :■! liicrc. i was 

so glad to I ;i, , 1 lace one mure 
time and shalce luuids with him. 

Brotlna- P.. F. :\lcKinnc.\- 's wife join- 
ed the elnirch at the assrxdation at Flat 
River last :Moiiday and ! c..,-tain]y was 
glad to sec licr come and I have ahvays 
loved her as I have you and many 
others. The seripture says if we do 
not love one another we know not God. 

You said something ahout if you felt 
that yon were as good a child of God 
as you take us to he you wouldn't have 
any more douhts and fears. I fcid that 
way ahout you. I thought \'on were the 
sweetest looking girl T ever saw the 
first time I ever saAv you. I feel to say 
that you are one of God's little ones. 
I feel as young Brother IMcKinney 
said today that the older Brothers were 
our Fathers and the older Sisters 
were Avere our mothers in Isreal. It 
made me feel glad yesterday when Sis- 



ter Fannie Rudd shook hands with me 
and called me little girl. I feel like I 
am a little girl. I certainly veould 
have been glad, if you could have been 
AA-ith us yesterday and today. The 
church is the SAveetest resting place I 
have ever found. Before 1 joined 
the church 1 Avould walk the tloor and 
yard and try to find rest, but at that 
time 1 could have none. I Avould pick 
up the T<'stament and try to read it 
hut it seems there was no rest for poor 
me. If not deceived I have found rest 
and rest that Avill never fail. I do not 
feel like it is anything good that I did 
that gave tiiat sAveet resting place to 
nn' : 1 feel like it was the mercy of God. 
1 gin ss _\du are tired of reading such 
a h tter. 1 Avant you dear people to 
remembei- me in your prayers. I am 
fetding l)etter than I did last Aveek 
when 1 had a dreadful cold. I feel to 
sa> the good Lord has blessed me to 
get better. I hope you Avill excuse this 
poor letter. 

1 Avant you to be sure and come to 
see me if you ever feel like you Avant 
to. 1 certainly Avould be glad to come 
to see you and if it is the Loi'd's Avill, 
1 Avill eoine. I Avas glad to see you at 
Concord and I am glad every time I 
meet your SAveet face. Write when 
you feel like it. 

Your little Sister in hope of a better 
world. 

NANNIE BYRD. 
Union, Ridge, N. C. 



Praise ye him, all his angels: piaise 
ye him, all his hosts. 

Lord, who shall abide in thy taber- 
nacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hillt 

Because of the house of the Lord 
our God I will seek thy good. 

All printing orders solicited and 
careful attention given. Address P, 
D. Gold Pub. Co., Wilson, 



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"Remove not the ancient landiiiArk 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. C 

P. G. LESTER, Floyd. Va 

VOL. L. NO. 1 



Entered at the prstoffice at Wilson a» 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. ('. NOVE.MHER 1."), VJlti 

EDITORIAL. 

AS .ALVNV -now -MANY? 

"And as many as were ordained to 
eternal life l.eli.'ved, " Aets 13:48. 
"Tiii-ou-li .Jesus Clmsl is preaelie.l 
unto you the t'ori^iveness of sins: And 
by Ilini all that ix'lieve are justified 
from all tliint^s. from which ye could 
not he justilieil hy the law of Aloses. " 
acts l;i::W-3i). 

Tlie i)reaeliin^' of the Apostles is 
very fully set foi'th iTi the Acts of the 
Apostles. It is on this wise, the death 
and resui-rei-tion of Jesus to die no 
moi'e, to T-eturn to eorruption no moi'e ; 
for on this w isr : foi- he whom God 
raised froni tlic drad saw no cori'up- 
tion. It is on this wise that God gives 
us the sure mcireies of David. 

W^hen the gospel is j)reaclied those 
before ordained to eternal life believed. 
They were ordained to eternal life be- 
tor they believed. Therefore the 
lief of the truth is good proof that all 
. ,1, ve the trntii aiv saved. For 
.1 1.11,1. winch IS the 
saino as believing in him, to them Avas 



.t-'iven poAvei' to become the sons of God ; 
for they were l.oi-n not of blood, nor of 
the will of the fh'sh, nor of the will of 
man, but of (Jod. That is the nation 
that is born in a day, Isai. 66:7-10. 1st 
Peter 1 -.3-'). ,(esns perfected forever 
•Ihem that ai'e sanctified by the one 
ottering of himself once lleb. 10:14. 
Christ nevei' died but once. He dieth 
no moi'e, death hath no more dominion 
over him. 

The gos])eI is the power of God unto 
salvation to every one that believes. 
P^or therein is the righteousness of God 
revealed from faith to faith. Rom. 
1:16-17. For after that in the wis- 
dom of God the world by wisdom knew 
not God, it pleased (!od by the foolish- 
ness of i)reacbing to save them that 
believe," 1st Cor. 1:21. "That in the 
d'ispensation of the fulness of time He 
might gather in on all things in Christ 
both which are in heaven and which 
are on earth : even in him. In whom 
also wc have obtained an inhei-itance 
l)('ing predestinated accoi-ding to the 
pui-posf of him who worketh all things 
aftei- the councel of his own will: 
That we (Jews should be to the praise 
of his gloi-y, who first trusted in Christ, 
ill Avhom ye ((Jentiles) also trusted, 
after that ye heard the woi-d of truth, 
the gospel of your salvation: in whom 
also after that ye believed, ye were 
sealed with that holy spii'it of ]n'omise, 
w hich is the earnest of o>ir iidieritance 
until the redemptio)i of the ])urchased 
possession, unto the praise of his 
glory". Eph. 1:10-14. This is in har- 
mony with the command of the Loi'd 
Jesus who commanded his disciples 
saying, all power is given unto me in 
heaven and in eai-th," Go ye, therefore 
and teach all nations, baptizing them 
in the name of the Fathei' and the Son 
and the Holy Ghost, .Matt. 2S:1II and 
Mark 16:16. He that believeth and is 
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13 



believeth not si, all be damned, and in 
Luke 24:4fi-47," And said unto them 
tlins it is ^vl ittfn. and thus it behoved 
Clirist 1o suttVr and to rise from the 
dead the third day ; and that repent- 
ance and lemission of sins should be 
))reaehed in his name among all na- 
tions, beginniuir at .Jerusalem." We 
do not know avI.o ai'e the Lord's peo- 
ple only as tliev are manifested in be- 
lieving and loving the trutli. If ye 
know tlie truth the truth shall make 
you free. Let every one tliat nametli 
the name of Christ tk-part from ini- 
quity. 

For tlie pi-raehing of tlu- eross is to 
them that perish foolishness, Init unto 
us wliieli are saved it is tin- i)OAvei' of 
Ood. llenee tlie gospel makes mani- 
fest who is saved. To them tliat are 
saved it is tiie power of (iod and tlie 
wisdom of (iod. It pleased God by the 
foolishness of |ire;ichiiig to save them 
that believe. Tlie gM.si.,.l ealls them 
out of tlie worhl. it is the power of 
God and the wisdom of (Jod to them 
that believe. 

Then what a blessing it is to believe 
the gospel, to feed on it, to hear it, to 
love it, and to love the people of God 
and to obey the truth. 

This is the Lord's way of showing 
whom (iod foi-eknew, or were before 
ordained to eternal life. 

P. D. G. 



Brother J. T. Staneil requests my 
view of Ileb. 7th chajit. 

This ehajjter specially treats of Mel- 
chisedec. He is one of the wonderful 
characters of the Bible .greatei' than 
Abraham, the father of tlie faithful : 
for Abraham iia'd' titles to him, Levi 
then in his N/min p.-iid titles also show- 
ing the jincsi iiood re] )i-esented by Levi 
admits its iiiii)erfection by this man 
Melchisedoc lifted above all as the 
High Priest of the :Most High God. 
without father or mother, or descent. 



without beginning of days or end of 
time, abideth a priest forever, the 
Christ of God as he appeared under the 
old testament worship. He is the 
priest of the Most High God. This 
sets forth the priesUjood of perfection. 
It shows that the priesthood of Levi 
made notliing perfect, and that a per- 
fect priesthood should come. Also in 
the coming of this higher perefct order 
of priesthood there must also be a 
change of law to answer to the perfect 
priesthood. Hence the necessity of the 
New Testament or new covenant in 
which sin is no more remembered, and 
perfection shines. For in the new per- 
fect order sin is destroyed, and Jesus 
our High Priet makes all things per- 
fect. The law of liberty is written in 
the new heart, conscience is purged 
from sin and dead works, and our glor- 
ious High Pi'iest has entered the holy 
of holies which is heaven itself, where 
He evei- liveth to make intercession 
for us, having juit away sin by oflfering 
himself once without spot to God. The 
Lamb of (iod for sinners slain is ex- 
altered far above all principality and 
power, and every np,iTie that is named, 
and must reign until every enemy is 
j)ut undei- his feet. 

His priesthood is eternal — without 
beginning of days, or end of time, and 
blessed are all they that put their 
trust in him. 

INIelchisedee ajijieared in the old test- 
ament Avorship embodying the princi- 
])]es of perfection, and showing sub- 
stance of i)erfection overshadowing 
the mercy seat, and perfection of wor- 
ship after Avhich order Jesus the high 
priest of our profession is made. He 
is crowned Avith glory that in all things 
he should have the pre-eminence. By 
so much is He the surety of a better 
testament founded on better promises 
having all poAver in heaven and in 
earth, wherefore he is able to save unto 
the uttermost them that come to Go4 



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by him, seoiii^' lie (■\ci- livctli to make 
i)it(>i-ci'ssi(iii !of thcni : aiul bccauso lie 
rv.T livrs liuM :;ls.. rv,T live l)y the 
faith of hull. 

I'. 1). (1. 



NEW voi.r.M!': 

This n\u'r.s a n.'w \'<iliimc (.f /ion's 
I,aii(liuark. dcrlarr^ the rml from 

tin. h,.-iMniim-. We raiiiint do this. 
Inr we (In not know w !iat the end shall 



be. lior 






or produee it : for 


A\(_' IcIA 


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nor controlin^' 






do not ki 


ow eiiouii-h to de- 


c an A\ 


I'a 


III,,, -lit to 


b". What weak- 






id> mi-n' 


s e:'!'oi1s. Tliose 


"'''isil>]i 












.,. that sii 




lodu-fd 


h'l' 


111,111 s p i^ 




If 






wiiii the ))roper 






desire <o) 


I's \y\\\ be done, 


jiud re 




• ill 




W 1 1 v 


(1( 


1 AVl'ife.' 


There are prinei- 




)rk 




-, mind exercising 


hllH to 




■ak and a\ 


rite on subjects 


tlial ex 




ise his mil 

;,lk of the 


(h 'I'o reason and 


set for 


r 1 
li t 


iial v, ay !! 


se prnieiples is to 
a1 seems to me to 


hv ri-1 


t a 


1^,11-1:1 


ill seripture. The 


Avord A 


lii 


li uas ma 


h' liesh and dwelt 








11-- of the !^-raei(nis 


one iii 


th 




1 servant touched 


with il 


e 1 


■eliii- of o 


ir infirmities. He 


beeaiiit 




one of lis 


'iiNariini- our burd- 


ens. o 






ont sorrows, af- 


:niet('d 




all our ; 


iVIietious, bearinj^' 


our o'li 


It. 




1 sin : for he knew 


sill. 




iie fri,>iid ■ 


hat stieketh closer 


than a 


br 


,tlier dwel 


s \;irli, amonp' h.is 



1 eople, kiiov .N their need, ])rovid(\s for 
it. To ( •e;ou! a;;'e eiidur'ancc in the 
conflict as ^\v\\ as hopiujr and looking 
for the Iriumph is llie object ofthis 
■writing. There is none so glorious 
as our Kedeeiiier. In all generations 
he has ap])ear< (l in \ ar:ons forms. By 
the prophets who bore Avitness to liis 



certain coming and his safe managing 
of the entire case. lie knows our 
frame, lie ri'iiieiiibers tliat we are 
heliiless. To Ioa c and trust in him, to 
worshi]) and serve him is the most per- 
fect obedience. 

llaA-ing obtained mercy of the Lord 
Ave coiitimie until this ju'cseut time. 

1'. I). Li. 



CONSIDER THE CASE 

At tfic commeiieement of the ])ubli- 
cation of Zion's Landmark the price 
was two dollars a } <■■_, v. After this the 
])rice Avas lo^\er(Ml to .i<1.50 a year. 
There is noAv such increase in the price 
of jiaper that avc cannot publish it at 
$1.50 a year, but avc return to the old 
])rice of tAvo doliar.^ a a . ;'.r. We re- 
iji.n.'t our re..turs to cr,, si- < - this as a 
matter of neecssity on ,ni part: and 
Ave request the continuance of our sub- 
rscribers in taking the Landmark. 

P. D. G. 



HIS COMPANIONS 

The delights of Jesus Avere Avith the 
Sons of men. God made man in his 
likoiess so that man occupies a rela- 
tionship unknoAvn to any other parts 
of his creation. Still God makes 
choice of his oavu elect family that of 
liis family that of his fulness have re- 
ceiA'ed, and grace for grace. The 
foundation of this elect family rests in 
Jesus Clirist. Having loved them Avith 
an CA-erlasting loA'e therefore Avith lov- 
ing kindness He draAvs them, and they 
love him because he first loved them. 

In all their affliction he Avas afflict- 
ed, and the angel of his presence saved 
them. ITis love for them is passing 
the love of Avomcn. Many Avaters can- 
not quench that love, nor change it. 
Tie h-Hghts to do his people good. So 
strange and unexpected is this, so far 



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15 



and so high above the dealings of man 
with his fellow man, so different from 
what they are looking- for, so different 
.from man's way towaj-d his fellow 
man, that it is aho\ <' all tiiat heart can 
wish, or tluui aic looking for, that 
it is a glorious wonder when God shows 
lus loving kindiifss unexpected, unlike 
man's dealing ^\itil iiis fellow man: for 
where sin ahouiuled own there dotli 
grace much more ;d)()uiKl. It is so 
much above our uiidei'standing or ex- 
pectation, that il will never cease to 
be a woiidci'. and in et'-rnity it v.ill be 
eve?- a woihii'.- i)f woiiucrs, and will be 
to the praise of the glory of his grace. 

P. 1). (i. 



LOVE OF CilHlST ( OXSTlvAlXHTIl. 

"For the love of Chi-ist eojist ra ii n' > ' 
iis; because we thus ,ju(i;ie, that if oji- 
died for all, then were all dead, 
•2nd Cor.' :):]4. 

Who is the we tiuit thus .iuf!^•e^ ii 
is those <'onstrai!..'d !.y ' 
Christ, who llnis ,iii<i-e ; ; 
for all, then xveiv all dea:. , , 

If one iiuudicd eipially i> r,i ] si 
sum of moui \-, and weic ,'<|iially houiid 
for it, and not one of llieni eould pay 
one cent of it, hut one horn I'or this ad- 
versity, howevei- unkiiowii t.: llieni.liad 
the power tti \i ly 1 I.I- .•!,! r ■■ -lit and 

did make i 
would noi 
one hundi ( Mm, 

ed from the entire debt, and ilia) n i 
claim for any part of the debt eouhi 
be made against any one of this one 
hundred men .' If one dies T a- ail, then 
are not all dead .' Then is not the 
benefit, the fi-eedom of ihis act, ac- 
counted to all interested "We thus 
judge if one died for all tluni v,e;-e 
all dead. Who loved me and gave flini- 
self for me. Where sin abounded did 
grace much more abound. As by the 
disobedience of one were many made 
sinners, so by the obedience of one 



shall many I.e made righteous. 

If the death ami resurrect -.on was 
for our snis, ur.t] for our .jn.sl i lieat ion. 
should we live not unto ourselves, hut 
unto Him who loved us niul -ave Him 
self for us:' Do we not belong to iiim '.' 
We are not our o-,\n, hut belong- io 
Him who redeemed us aiid „-rr>e Him- 
self for us. 

Ibuiceforth know we kiU)W no man 
after the ffesli : even though we luiV(> 
know n Christ aftei- thei iiesli, yet lu'nee- 
i'oi-t h knov\- we kumv him no moi-e. 

If Chi-isf <li,.(l for the many does iu)t 
tin' death of .Icsns for maiiy i-<>ach to 
all of that many.' We thus judge that 
it \\ill sui-ely i-ea(di to that many. Shall 
jiayment he msde twice for the same 
Iraiisgres.si.m.s.' Is not the blood of 
< 'hns! liiorr cfl H'acious than that of any 
other one.' Then why should not he 
aton.: for all he -ave his life foi' / Wiiy 
do maidxind so nndervalne the atoning 
sacrifice ,,r ihc mo..i jH.)l)le offering that 
coidd he madie.' Tho-e uoyvr eoidd 
he -i-eater se!-viee r.-mlei-.a! than -lesus 
Chi-rst rendered when he gave himself 
for our siirs. If -\\(> lo\-e Him will not 
we hold Ills ohediema- so pm-feef and 
eomi)Iete that it ohiains efi'rual re- 
demption for IIS .' 

\\ lii'ii the ease is so tui'ued that our 

lido a hopeless despair, uidess the 
^ti-on.j- and ghn ions arm of the l.oi'd be 
rev, a led and hroiight to our comfort 
hy the Holy (dio.st, when we can say, 
if Cod be for us who can be against 
lis. He that spared not liis own Sou, 
hut deii\,.r. (l hnn fo.- us all, how shall 
he not Willi hi-.,! fcly give us all things.' 

Has .lesus not all jiower in heaven 
and in earth Having loved his own 
he loved them to the end. 

He does all his pleasure in both heav 
en and eartii. He shall see of tlie de- 
sire of his soul and shall be satislied: 
for by his knoA\ ledge shall my righte- 
ous servant justify many, because he 



16 



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shall bear their iuiqaities. That is a 
complete reason why they shall be sav- 
ed. 

P. 1). (J. 



To Sister Beaiilah L. Brss. 

I do not consider that it rcqinri'S a 
second ba|)tisni in tlic nann- of in.' 
i^crd .Jesus, ,itid by the .Si)irit of oui- 
<iod, t') jjfive tlic answer of a ^liod t^on- 
scicncc" to those thus ba|)ti/,cd. Tiic 
Si)irit canyht away Phillip so that the 
J'^unuch saw- him no more, but !u' wt-iii 
on his \\ay i-ejoicinj^. If you Lav ■ n - 
f(M\('d this Musw'cr you iuivc cuouji'li, 
and so ai'c (Miablcd to i-cjoicc in the 
Lord -lesus: i ne Lord, oi:e faith, and 
oiu' baptisin. 

P. 1). 0. 



Obituaries 

LILLIAN Vp]RNON ASTIX 

With a heart tilled with sorrow I at- 
tempted to write a litth' conceriug; the 
deatli of my dear little baby fjirl. Lil- 
lian Vernon Astin, who died Oct. 12, 
1916, age seven years, eleven months 
and eifjht days. 8h(> was sick oidy 
five days w itli a |)|)endicitis and she suf- 
fered nu)re than anyone 1 evei' saw. 
We carried her to the liospitai at Dan- 
ville whei-e she \v;is opei-ated u|)ou ))ut 
it did no <>()od. 

She often spoke of the sonj^s she 
heard sung; at the Mountain and said 
that the one "How Tedious ami Taste- 
less the hours when Je.sus no Innj^er 1 
see" was so pretty. 

Like David of old I feel like saying, 
u-onld to Ood I had died for her or in 
her stead. 1 desire to be reconciled, 
knowing the Lord makes no mistakes. 
[ miss her everywhere I go. 

I have one more daughter and three 
sons, but little Lillian's father and I 
are left to mourn and miss her bright 



face and })resence until God shall take 
us home. 

Vours in sorrow, 
ANNIE ASTIN. 

R ti, Danville, Va. 



Appointments 

LLDEKS K. K. POLLARD AND T. (i. 
(iOULD. 

(ypress Cieek— Wednesday after 
1st Sunday in l)ee(>mber, at 11 a. m. 

Bro. .liuimie P>i-owns, 4 o'clock [). 
ni, same day. 

Muddy Creek— Thursday. 

Bea ver Dam -Friday. 

Sand Hills — Saturday and 2d Sun- 
day, (regular meeting). 

Will Brother Joe Houston |)lease 
meet tliem at Muddy Creek. 

ELDERS EURE LEE AND J. A. 
MASSENGiLL 

Benson — Wednesday, Deeiiuber t), 
l!)l(i. 

Four Oaks — Thursday. 
Smithfield — F'riday. 
Old Lniou — Saturday and Sunday, 
Deeend;er !) and 10. 
Bethany — .Monday. 
Little Creek— Tuesday. 
Fellowshiji — Wednesday. 
Reholboth — Thursday. 
C 1 e m< ' n t — F r i d a }• . 

Hannas Creek — Saturday and -Jrd 
Sunday. 

Centra lia, Va. 

Elder P. D. Gold: 
Dear Brother, 

Please publi.sh in the Landmark tliat 
Elder J. E. Herndon has been restored 
to full fellowship of the church of 
Richmond after all due acknowledg( - 
ments were made. 

Your brother in Hope. 



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17 



Everyone Should 
Drink Hot Water 
in the Morning 

Wash away all the stomach, liver, 
and bowel poreons before 
breakfast. 



As evaporation occurs tlu^ 
en into thick nml : il > 
Ijhlegm which i 
. medical i;;ii as , 



lonia 



iiside 



will bathe oulsidc. This is vastly iii;).^ .... 
l'!:i'aiit, because the skin poies do not a;i 
sort impvirities into the blood, while th ■ 
l)uv/el pores do. says a v.- l-known pliy ■ 

To keep these poisons and tox.n.-^ wdi 
flushcMl torni tbr, !it<)r\;:c4i, li\u. i-.:d- 
neys and liowels. drink t;i'ti)!,' o ■ . i i < 
each day. a K'ass oi hoi wanT v.:<r 
spoonful of linii-stdiii' idiMspi'iu.- in :i 
will cleans-, purify fr.-:-i,.Mi m: 

alinientar\ l rai l , i;. nn :■ jui 1 1 



TREMENDOUS VALUE FOR 15c 

The Pntlifinder, Leading WeeKly Magazine 
of Nation s Capital, Makes Remark- 
ably Attractive Offer 



ms: also to pi t 
To feel likr 
felt before yon 
became f.aturai 
bodv poisons, 
above all. k<(? 
water act on t 
uiK and i)nrii\ 
and hot watt-r 
stomach, liver. 



(Ill- (lOd I V, il! SI' I 



Brain Blood-Supply Must Be Good. 



Aches and Pains ot r!io 
permanently, but oni\ i.m.i 
by external n incdn \\ n 
ternal remecl> 
corrects the a( mn , - i i 
rhi^uniatisni dt-pciicl- u.i - 

How To Treat 
Such pulmonary disi : . < 
hcars(>n< ss. coughs and sii 
present iiiflaination of the 
ing. usiiallv a( coninanied b' 
tions. 

These secret 
and medication 
brances through the fluid. 



r blnod dis- 
onditions of 
)od purifier. 



SfiON'S LANDMARK 



If You Value Your Health 

Read Every Word 
of this Remark- 
able Story 



It is told by one who has himself 
exptrienced the regeneration in 
health which he encourages ycu 
to seek by the self-same means. 




THE STORY OF A GREAT DISCOVERY 

The hiivdahips of r- tr iveiing salesman's 
life had wrecked my bealth. My fximily 
physician diagnoaed my case as chronic 
grctritis, brought ov by c'.iseas.-, of the liver 
B-nd complicated by kidney trouble. I con- 
sulted specialists who confirmed his diag- 
nosis. Months pasHPd, I grew worse and was 
finally compelled to give 'up my wo:k. 

By chance I heard of some wonderful 
cures which ha^ resulted from diinking the 
water of a little spring in the Mineral Belt 
of South Carolina, a picture of which spring 
appears on this page. In dosporation I tried 
it. On the 2nd day I thought that I could 
notice some improvement; r.t tho end cf the 
first week my appcti'e and diges'tion had re- 
turned and I was much stronger; at the end 
of the third week I fell that I was complete- 
ly cured. That was cix years r.go and 1 still 
enjoy perfect health. 

Knowing that it had restored my health 
and believing that it had saved my life, 1 
bought the Spring. 

I then determined to see whether the wat- 
er would cure others as it b?d cured me. I 
shipped ten gallons absolutely free of 
charge to each of one thcuoand sufferers 
from chronic diseases. Only four reported 
no benefit from the use of the ten gallons. 
The other nine hundred and ninety-six re- 
ported decided benefit or complete cures. 
Many claimed that the water had saved 
their lives. 

I realized that I had d::!covered one of 
the world's greatest mineral springs, and 1 
decided to devote my life to ii. But how 
could I make the world listen; h( -v could 
I make them believe my ctory ? The pre- 
cious water was running to waste while 
thousands were suffering. 1 said, I will 
maka them beJiev* ia« by showing my faith 



in them and in the curative power of the 
spring. 1 will tell ther.i th?X the v/atcr shill 
(•(jst them nothing if it frulo to bi ::cfil. 
The world listened! 

Some wrote for proof and 1 sent them tlw 
letters which I had received from their fei- 
lowmen. Others accept; d t.jv offer without 
question. ThousanciT h.-.ve written me re- 
porting relief and i ermanent ^uro of a great 
variety of chronic diseases. 

But some of the water still r.Tn to waste 
for lack of belief. I determined that every 
drop should be used to relieve the sufferingo 
of humanity. To this end I requested the 
advertising manager of the Wesleyan 
Christian Advocate to come to see rae. At 
my desk 1 opened my mail and showed him 
the letters from men and women from all 
parts of the country who had suffered and 
who had lound relief. I gave him my letter 
files and induced him to spend several hours 
reading my past correspondence with those 
who were using tlie water. I showed him 
the chemical analysis and letters from phy- 
sicians explaining the curative properties 
^of the water. 

* He believed, and as a result he has writ- 
ten this announcement for me. 

WILL YOU BELIEVE? 

I do not ask your implicit faith: only 
enough to try the water for three weeks as 
I did. I estimate that I drank about ten 
gallons and I, therefore offer glady to ship 
you two five gallon demijohns on my guar- 
antee that if you find that it dees not bene 
fit you I will promptly refund the price, 
which is only $2. 00... You must promise to 
drink the water in accordance with the in- 
structions which I will send you and return 
the empty demijohns. I make you the sole 
judge as to whoth«r tho water has benefltad 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



19 



you, aad as the Advertising Manager of this 
paper has kindly consented to guarantee my 
guarantee to refund your money, if you are 
not hentlUed, I hope > ou will feel perfectly 
fi( e to aicept I'ly oft3r. 

This oiler is extended to all who suffer 
with any chronic disease, except cancer and 
consumption, but I (specially recommend' 
the water for the ti-eatnieiit of siumach. 
liver, kidney and bladder diseas. s and t(ir 
rhetunatism, gout, uric acid poisoning, gall 
stone;5, diabeto:;, nervous he .dacnes and gen- 
eral debility resulting from impuie or im 
poverished blood. These are the diseases 
most frequently iiirntioncd in the letters 
which 1 have i-. '-fiM il. Imt niy olter is open 
to anycne ir:Mn any chronic ail- 

ment. "111 s sincerely. 

.\ 1'. Sim All. Proprietor. 



than Horn months of Hot Springs, Ark., aJiii 
i'unier( is other Springs. I consider it th: 
M-iy yest water extant. 

AUGUSTUS DUPONT. 

Lexington, Va., Nov. 24, 1911. 
.Vie N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C.:Dear Sir— 
;l.i ;->nvar Si)ring Water has cured me. \ 
1 '-u'fcred with intestinal indigestion ;'n;l 
would gladl\ recommend it to all sufferi.t^ 
wia: iiungestion, kidney and liver tro.'.ble. 
^ly i.itner had kidney trouble last fall and 
lir ihoueiit i-hivar Siiring Water saved als 
lilt- Kesi)ectfully, 

MRS. HARVEY DIXON. 



Atlanta, Ga., July, 27, 
; !' Shivar, Shelton, S. C, Dear Sir 
red 10 gallons Shivr.r Spring Water 
ly for my teething baby who was suf- 
ivith its stomach and bowels. This 
11 led her disorders entirely and she 
ell again. I stopped all medicine 
e her only the wate:. I was also run 
rom the heat and fatigue, and the 
as restored me also. Thanking you. 
respectfully. MRS. \V. C. McGILL. 



( 11 |)i ;)ij:)rlion that 

most delicate sys- 
< remedy. 

.. AVENT. M. D. 



DuPcnt, Ga. Nov., 25. 1911. 
r Spring. Shelton, S. C. Gentlemen 
; sulieied for years with nervous in- 
n and kidney troubles. Derived 
■uefit fiom the Shivar Spring Water 



Columbia. S. C. Aug. 11, 1912. 
.Mr. .\ F. Shivar. Shelton, G. C: Dear Sir 
- until a few weeks ago mry v.'ife was a 
i hiiiiiic siifteier f.om gall stone;:. She was 
siii(keii critically ill and nothing but mor- 
i hine seemed to relieve h^r pain by rend- 
ering her unconscious. Rev. A. J. Foster, 
liastor of Shandon Baptist Church of Col- 
umbia, S. C, advised lae to take her im- 
me(!iately to Shivar Spiing. On consulting 
i!;y physician he agreed that it would be 
best to do so without delay. In about three 
(lays after arriving at the Spring, s'pe 
was apparently relieved and had regained 
her appetite. She has suffered no ill effect 
of the trouble since. Pleise publish for 
the benefit of sufferers. 

J. P. D. 

i-*. S. — I suffered for 8 yearu with kidney 
trouble and inflammation of the bladder. Af- 
ter using this water only a few days, I am 
entirely relieved and suffe'- no more effect 
of the trouble whatever. 



FILL OUT THIS COUPON AND MAIL IT TODAY 

Shivar Spring, Box 55-P., Shelton, S. C. 

Gentlemen: — I accept your guarantee offer and enclose herewith two ($2.00) 
dollars for ten gallons (two five gallons demijohns) of Shivar Spring Water. I 
agree to give the water a fair trial in accordance with the instructions which 
you will send, and if I derive no benefit therefrom you are to refund the price In 
full, upon demand and upon receipt of the two empty demijohns, which • agree to 
return promptly. 

Name 

Address 

Shipping Point 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



Nuxated Iron to Make New 
and Vigorous 



Say Physicians-— Quickly Puts Roses 
Astonishing Youthful Power Into the Veins 
and Endurance of Delicate, Nervous ''Run 

Weeks' 



A Wonderful Discovery Which Promises to If ark i New Fra 




NEW YORK. N. Y.— Since the remark- 

or -Fer Nux !l, ■ Fre-.ic-h call it bis 

taken I he ( oiuiii v li\ siomu. it is conserva- 
tively esiiDiiiieil uiaf over live millions per- 
sons daily uro taking it in this country 
alone. Most iisiunishiug- results are report- 
ed from Its use hv both physicians and lav- 
men. So much so mat well-known doctors 
predict that we shall soon have a new aee 
of far more hoautilul. rosv-cheeked women 
and vigorous iron men. 

Dr. King, a well-kno-.vn .\"a \ovU ph\- 
sician and author, when interviewed on the 
stibject, said; There can he no vi£;orous 
iron men without iron. Palloi- m(>ans ane- 
jnia. AiiPniia means iron detK'ienry. The 



skin of ani'inic men and women is pale. 
TlK' flesli flal.ljv. The muscles lack tone; 
the hraiii lags and the memorv tails aud 
olteu thcv become weak, nervous, irritable, 
despondent and melanoholv. AVhen the iron 
goes trom the blood ot women, the roses 
go trom their cheeks. 

• In the coinmon tood.s ot America, the 
starches, sugars, table syrups, candies, pol- 
ished nee. white bread, soda crackers, bis 
cults, macaroni, spaghetti, tapioca, sago, 
fanna. degerminated cornmeal. no longer is 
iron to be tound. Relming processes have 
removed the iron of Mother earth trom these 
impoverished foods, and siUv methods ol 
home cookery, hv thrown^ down the waste 
pipe the water in wiiu h our vegetables are 
cooked, are responsible lor another grave 
iron loss. 

■■Therefore, if vou wish to ). reserve vuur 
vouthtul vim and vmor lo a iij) old age. 
\ou must supph- till- iriin detn ieney in \oui- 
tood, bv using some loiiii ot organic iro:i. 
jusi as you would use salt when your food 
has not enough sail. " 

ii: m'-at KuropcMi indiiT institu- 
lioiis. said: •■.\s I have said a hundred 
times over, organic iron is the greatest of 
all siieiiglh builders. It people would only 
ihiiiw awa\ patent medicines and nauseous 
concocticns and take simple nuxated iron. 
I am convinced that the lives ol thousands 
of persons might be saved, who now die 
(ner\ ear trom pneumonia, grippe, consump- 
iion. kidnev. liver, heart ti'ouble. etc. The 
if al and true cause which started their dis- 
ease was nothing more nor less than a 
weakened condition brought on by a lack of 
iron in the blood. 

"Xot long ago a man came to me who 
was nearly half a century old and asked 
me to give him a preliminary examination 
for life insurance. I was a. ' nished to fini} 



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ai 



Age of Beautiful Women 
Iron Men. 



Into the Cheeks of Women and Most 
of Men— It Often Increases the Strength 
Down" Folks 200 Per Cent in Two 
Time. 



on the (lay simiily 

,eciei ot gicat sue; 
lilU'd his l>lo(Ki \ 
iino the alfray; w 

,1,11,' (llJUIl 111 iiiglov 



. ilr 



(lav 



for t'.Ki woeks. Then test your sircngili 
and see how in ich vou have gained. I hav(^ 
seen d izeiis oi neivous. run-down i)eoi)l>' 
wiio wi ro ailing all the while doul)le their 
sti' iiKiii and endurance and entirely rid 
thenisehes ol all svmptoniK ot dvspepsia. 
liver and other troubles in from ten to four- 
teen days' time simply by taking iron in the 
proper form. And this, after they had in 
some cases been doctoring for some months 
without obtaining any benefit. But don't 
take the old forms of reduced iron, iron 
ar-Ptate, nr tincture of iron simply to save 
M fpw , ri,!. The iron demanded by Mother 
Nafuie tor the red coloring matter in tli» 
blood of her children is, alas! not that kind 
of iron. Yon must take iron in a form that 
can be easil.\ absorbed and assimilated to 
do you any good, otherwise It may prove 
worse than u-ieless. Many an athlete and 



ins 



widely pre 



rope : ml Anieri( ;i. Hr.l-.ke the oh.er iiior- 
ganic iron prodiu tis. it :a easily assimilauHl, 
(ii;es ni)t injure the teeth, make them black, 
nor upset the stomach; on ihe contrary, it 
is a most potent remedy in nearly all forms 
of indigestion as well as for nervous, run- 
down conditions. The manufacturers have 
such great confidence in nuxated iron that 
(hey offer to forfeit $100 to any charitable 
institution if they cannot take any man or 
woman under 60 who lacks iron, and in- 
< rease their strength 20<i per cent or over 
in four weeks' time, provided they have no 
serious organic trouble. They also offer 
to refund your money if it does not at least 
double your strength and endurance in ten 
days' time. It is dispensed by all good drug- 
gists. 



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DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE JESUS CHlilST 



KXPEPIENCE OF KUTH KKENK. 

Republished by request; 
Nonh Berwick, iMailJ.^ Si'i^t. 7. li'nl 
J)ear Khifi' V ail ; - I -.rm -nii,- i.. 
trouble you with aiiotlu'i- Iciti i' timu^hi , 
because 1 feel that 1 must write to you 
aud tell you of things that have iia])- 
pened to me lately. But hrst 1 am go 
ing to tell you from the begiuniiig, if 1 
can, all that I have felt in regard to 
spiritual thiugs. 1 know you will not 
be vexed with me, even though you 
may be tired b(!tore you get tiuoufih 
reading this. As soon as 1 eould under- 
stand what papa meant iu his preach- 
ing. 1 wanted to have an experience 
like the Old School Baptists have, I did 
not feel sinful, but still 1 knew that 1 
must be, aud often wished I could be 
shown my sins and the way of redemp- 
tion from them. At times I eould see I 
was sinful, but I thought as I grew old- 
er that 1 would try to be e:ood, and so 
win favor in God's eyrs. i tlumfjiit 
that the Old School l'.;i|.tisiv \v, iv ii,r 
chosen people of (lod, :iiid tliat \vlial 
they taught was the truth, and I cati r e- 
member sermons wliitdi I IllOUulIlt Ui'lr 
beautiful, Avhen the great and umidci- 
ful love of God for his people was talk 
ed about. 1 sometimes woudci-cd. 
Shall I ever know anything about il .' 
Am I one of his chosen people'/ VVlim 
the thought of death came to mc i 
would wonder whether I would go to 



heaven or hell, and wuuid tremble 
sometimes when 1 thought that as 1 
was not a believe)- iu t'linst as my Sav- 
ior. I should certainly go to h(dl, which 
I ima^iiiied was something like a furn- 
;ire, wliece mi.scral)le .siuiiers were tor- 
tured by terrible lir.'-bfeathiiiii' devils. 
I kept on wantiiitj to have an experi- 
ence of grace, and mie .Sunday tlirec, 
no, two years ago tlii> S( iiteinl)er, Elder 
(Jhick was at tlie \e;irl.v im-etuig, and 
told some of lii.s . xjr i ience. When he 
was telliiiL; it. Imw I longed to have 
such an e.\)iei ii ii(M- : I thought that if 
1 eould only have a true conviction of 
my OAvn sin I could be almost happy.for 
then I should know that I was able to 
see them because of the light which had 
been given me by God, and I had read 
or heard that through much tribulatio* 
we must enter the kingdom. All the fol- 
'owiirj I I ist .-iird intently to papa, ■ 

as hi' pr'. ,-,, Ih-.I the <_;ospel every Sunday. 
! tliiiik Mow tliat I knew myself to be a 
sinner then, thon-ii 1 at the time only 
nioui II, mI l)ee;iiisc I , ou'd uot sce mysclf 
so. I was in London, Ontario, part of 
the w inti'i-. \'ou know, and wert to dif- 
ferent elnirehes while there. I could 
^ee ther' \ as a -.""it difference be- 
tween t'.M and i;.< Old School Bap- 
t'sts. ;ind of the tw . ''ked the latti.r 
heller. I was at uiee'i..g with my aunt 
in tlie Episcoi)alian church one evening 
while a converted Hindoo was the speak 
Qf. He took as his text Romans i. 16, 



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and spoke ot tlie goNpfl ut ( uriM, llie 

iu.rriu LO WJiai i mr ii (mi't i lic. UU 

all UJU »>cuiioi , ..-.in iM M'lmoii ) UKi una 
lUgllt.. ill- mid ,'Ain-i-irlu-c, and 

Jiow llic i 'JJ ' iii iM r,;uH_' lo . Jill cih 

luo iiow ex- oi uinl uiuu .suiva i kjij. jir 
did JiOL talk aljuiu wuai iK JiUd du.j-./ 
ior tlie Lurd, but what the Lord did 
for him, aud I was astonished, for he 
said that uo one had taught him this 
except the Lord God Almighty. How 
eould he, i thought, have an experi- 
ence identically the same as the people 
in the Old School Baptists have Tlien 
how 1 longed fur the Lord to shew me 
how tlie gospel was tlie power of God 
unto salvation. Well, the • yearly 
meeting (lUUO; commenced, and on 
iViday iiKn'niug you preached from 1 
Peter ii. 1-5. From the second verse 
down it seemed to me that 1 desired 
the sincere milk of the word, that I 
might grow thereby, but the third 
verse nearly broke my heart: "if so 
be ye liave tasted that the Lord is gra- 
cious." 1 knew that 1 had never 
moui-ned for my awful sins, which sud- 
denly seemed to confront me? I want- 
ed to pray, but could not. 1 dared 
not look to God, whom I saw plainly 
to be a God of holiness, a God of mercy 
indeed to his chosen people, but never- 
the less a just and righteous (iod 
whom I had most wickedly sinned 
against. 0, I longed to have some ev- 
idence that 1 was boiH of God. in the 
afternoon j)apa preached from the 
text, '.Jei-usalem is builded as a city 
that IS cMiupaet together." 1 eould 
see that nearly every one seemed to en- 
joy his sermon, and I did not wonder 
at it, for if 1 liad been in that city 1 
should have b(>en delighted to hear 
about if. he spoke of Ihe pe^iple of Cod 
being knit togetln;)- in lo\e, telling the 
(idme story, how ik> member, lioweA-er 



small, could be left out of the body of 

Christ. How God's people must enjoy 
this, 1 thought, in the evening you 
preached from the text which tells that 
through much tribulation must we en- 
ter the kingdom of God. There, 1 
thought, 1 must through much tribu- 
lation ente.' into the knigdom, 1 then 
cannot be saved, else would 1 have this 
tribulation. (J, liow i longed for tri- 
bulation of the right sort, no tongue 
can tell. 1 lay awake at night trying 
to pray for mercy, but in vain. i*apa 
unvv said that Cod is eveiywhere, but 
1 eould not Jeaeii IJod with my voice, 
he was awa}- off in the great infinity. 
'J'he next morning 1 had to go to the 
railroad depot so 1 missed your ser- 
mon. In the afternoon papa preach- 
ed from, "We have a strong city; sal- 
vation will God appoint for walls and 
bulwarks." 1 longed to have a strong 
city which should have salvation for 
walls aud bulwarks, for if any needed 
one I certainly did, and do. In the 
evening your text was Psalms Ixv. 5, 
and i was indeed answered in a won- 
derful \v:iy by God. i was made to 
s(H- liliu as all holy, just and merciful, 
and 111; self as a vile sinner Avho was so 
wn'k.'d that J eould not expect mercy, 
] conlil ask for mere\-. So great 
wnc my sins 1 could not even look to 
God, ! thou.glit of the poor publican 
w ho ilai-cd not lift up his eyes to heav- 
en, a III! fell the deepest .sympathy for 
liiiii. I f(>]t my sins were crushing me 
into hell, iiulee.l 1 thought thev were 
hU thr hell 1 conld ever know. ' I was 
sittnia with two of my, friends in the 
pew, a.iid I thonglit, ^jollie and Grace 
will say, Ruth is more interested than 
we ai l', perhaps slie is ex|)eriencing re- 
ligion. That l!n,u-lif was very fright- 
cniuL!- lo in;', to tliiuk that I could de- 
('ei^(■ any one in that way, and I said 
to myself, Von know you do not care 
any tiling about these things, if you 



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did you would not have such a thought 
enter your mind that any one should 
think \h&t you, you wretched hypo- 
crite, s!u)uld be exercised by any reli- 
gious things; so I resolved to look 
cheerful at least, and act my true self, 
but 1 longed, with a hungry longing, 
to care for the things of God. I went 
to bed tired out in my mind. Sunday 
you took as your text, "He found him 
in a desert land." You described the 
condition of God's people when they 
are found of the Lord in the desert, in 
a solitary place, hoAV they were alto- 
gether helpless, that tli.\v mourned be- 
cause they could not mourn for their 
sins, and you went on to describe how 
helpless the child is, how he cannot 
even come to the Lord ,but that the 
Lord must come to him, how he washes 
away their guilt by his death upon the 
cross, and carries them into his glor- 
ious kingdom of light and love, but 
what was the most beautiful part to 
me was the helplessness of the child, 
the inability to go to the Lord, and the 
marvelous grace of the Lord in com- 
ing through the desert to them, suf- 
fering, bleeding, dying for them. 0, 
I thought, I have felt this helplessness, 
can it be possible that the Lord intends 
to come and save me? X could say 
with the jailor in Acts xvi. 30, What 
must 1 do to be saved"? and the an- 
swer was, "Believe on the Lord Jesus 
Christ." But then I felt, I cannot do 
this, I cannot believe on him unless 1 
am shown how. I wanted to ask you 
whether yon had e.xer felt all this, and 
see how you wcv slicwn the way of 
life? T sai<l 1o in\ mH'. Tf he has, how 
I love him; if the ixojile of God ever 
feel like this, 1 love them, love them. 
Then the words came to my mind. 
"AA'e know we have passed from death 
u/ito life because we love the breth- 
ren." "What a wonderful text ! Then 
1 thought, 0 no, I do not love them, for 



how can I love them and not love 
Christ, who is the Head of his people? 
About this time, although I do not 
know whether it was from the pulpit 
or in conversation, I heard the text, 
"Stand still and see the salvation of 
the Lord." It applied so sweetly to 
nic that I held my breath, it seemed to 
nie the voice of God. In the afternoon 
you preached fi'om, 'And now Lord 
^vllat ^\;^it 1 foi ! my hope is in thee." 
S(jiiii'li(iw ii uicatly comforted me in 
that J lioiicd that some day he 
would show compassion to me and de- 
liver me out of the hands of Satan. 
But this comfort soon left me, in a 
few hours I M as again in the dark. At 
ni^iht ]:>a))a ]u-eached from the words, 
"0, that I had Avings like a dove." 1' 
felt, too, that if 1 could but have those 
A\ings how quickly 1 would fly to 
Jes.us, who should comfort and console 
me. At the association held the fol- 
lowing week, at South Gardiner, I 
went through .such deep suffering. I 
felt to be a castaway, a vile sinner, a 
lyinti' hypocrite, everything awful and 
wicked that one can think of, all my 
little hope A\as ^rolu^ 1 wanted to die, 
but was afraid to; T wanted to listen 
to the sermons, but trembled at the 
words that were preached, and the 
texts papa took were terrible to me ; 
one was about David. 'But if -he thus 
say, T have no delight in thee; behold, 
here am I." 2 '^amnel ir)-26. Another 
was about tlie four leprous men. (2 
Kiiips vii. .3.) Tt seemed that T was at 
the pates, and could peep in at times 
and see how the peoiile in the city en- 
joved themselves, all healthy and clean, 
rejoicinjr in their Savior, hut that I 
was a leper forced to cry, "Unclean, 
unclean." Neither could T go into the 
cnTiip of the Syrians and obtain food 
and drink for my soul. As long as thf 
sermons described the sinful condition 
of GorTs people I could sympathize, 



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but the glorious redemption I could 
not enter into. So vile, so wicked was 
I, how could 11 One evening, or af- 
ternoon rather, they gathered togeth- 
er after meeting ancl sang. I felt so un- 
worthy to be among them that 1 kept 
in the other end of the room from them. 
Attie Curtis asked that the hymn, 
"Glorious things of thee are spoken, 
Zion, city of our God," should be sung. 
I thought. Now I must scream, or some- 
thing, I cannot stand this. I could 
say certainly that 1 knew of glorious 
things about the Zion of God, but I 
was an outcast, a miserable hypocrite. 
Some people asked me, 'Have you en- 
joyed the meetings?" and I would an- 
swer, I do not know, or turn away in 
tears. I loved to hear them talk even 
when their words cut me to the heart, 
yet how utterly miserable I was 
Sometimes I would think perhaps God 
is teaching me by his grace, and then 
I would think, When any one is a child 
of God, such thoughts never come to 
them till they are made to hope in him, 
and are looking back over their ex- 
perience. Sometimes this text would 
come to me, "We know we have pass- 
ed from death unto life, because we 
love the brethren." I knew T 
loved ;h-Mn. \ i^t I could not feel that I 
lo\ ed V In ist, who is their Head, their 
all in all. .So :t went on, and gradual- 
ly I lost tlf^t awful burden of sin, and 
bi''-'uno cold and indifferent. Let me 
say just here that it always troubled 
because J cy'.'^d be so borne down by 
my own ponse of sin that I could hard- 
ly keep from crying aloud, and in a 
moment or so be talking as merrily as 
pcpfdble. T was then one day in the 
parlor, and spied a book entitled, "The 
way he hath led me," by Arthur Wil- 
coksoff. This is one of the most won- 
derful books T ever read: he described 
all my feelings, and I began again to 
h-^l^o fhal my experience was of God, 



vli'-i; this awful indifference ca-n*^ up- 
on me at the association at South 
Gardiner. 0, Y was miserable enough, 
but wljeii 1 could not feel that burden 
of siti so suul-crushing, 1 was in the 
de]itlis At rare intervals during the 
winter -i id a (rood deal of the spring 
fii'd Mnnmer I felt to cry for mercy 
unto God. Well, I thought, if . this 
goes on much longer I shall soon be 
crazy. During the autumn of last 
year as I rode back and forth to school, 
I thought upon these things, sometimes 
with comfort. One hymn I used to 
sing often, it begins, 

"Ye lambs of Christ's fold, ye weak- 
lings in faith, 

Who long to lay hold on life by his 
death " 

What a grand hymn that is! Another 
was. "Does the gospel word proclaim 
ro-t for those who weary be?" An- 
oHiev as, "Behold the spouse oppressed 
with fears." I used to think of these 
Avonderful hymns when I was not sing- 
ing thorn, but 0. I got into that dread- 
ful indifferent state. T tried to mourn 
f<^r my sins, but awful to say, I couli 
not, even when I thought of dying T 
• •ould not cry for mercy. I thought T 
Avas broken-hearted before, so I was, 
hut now T could not break or fool my 
lu-.irt 1n( kfn. The hymn of Hart's be- 
ginnitic "O for a glance of heavenly 
'^ay." describes my feelings fully. 
Jr.pt think of that, and T need not try 
to tell you how T felt. During the 
vinter T boarded in the village at Dr 
Brown's One night after having been 
thotv .-onio three or four weeks, Mrs. 
I^rravn r^koi'' me what was taught by 
111.- iM i f.'l'ool Baptists. T tried t > 
t(>ll luM-. ^11 .1 she would i)roduce pA"' ^ 
of •ri 'li.-' I Avhich she thought dpni>-1 
the teacliings. I was trembling all 
o.- •. but tried tc show her whnt T be- 
lieved. We sat up late, and neither of 
us: sl-T't 'ouch that night. I prayed to 



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God that she might know the truth 
and be saved. Slie had acknowledged 
that she had an altogether dift'ereut 
opinion of the Old School Baptists thaji 
she had had, and tliis o-avc inc some lit- 
tle encouragement. .\l't. : \- ^nds she 
has told me that tin- s.ivni- \>y grace is 
wonderful, but that she tluuks election 
and predestination very hard. Dur- 
ing that winter I got Avorse and worse. 
T doubted tlie r^'.-ility of the Bible, of 
God, of griH-, . (,f , \ , ty true and bless- 
ed thing. 1 ^\olllll ■<;iy ro myself. 1' 
do not beljt've iji (lod, how then can T 
pray to him? But someliow at times 
I prayed. At length T got over that 
awful Atheism, these doubts went 
away, and T was made to pray unto 
God, whom I had denied in my 
thoughts, still T was cold. Then T re- 
solved to try to lead a good life. T 
thought, "While T am so wicked surely 
God cannot have mercy upon me, but T 
felt worse than before. Here 1 was 
really though T knew it not, dependinpr 
oti myself, that helpless being that 1 
was once shown to be, to win favor in 
God's eyes. 1^>"- nftnr. y o^nno 

home for the summer holidays, and I 
begran agai'ri to see mvse^f as a hel])less 
sinner who if anything saved, it must 
be .Tf^sns and Jesms alnno. Ab'->nt n 
month ppn papa preached a sermon 
from Ez-k-el xvi 2-19, about a helpless, 
new bom babe ; a more wonderful ser- 
mon T had never heard. Papa was 
•surelv inspired bv God in that sermon. 
People held their breath and wonder- 
ed, and some went : I undersfnnd it a^l. 
how utterly weak I was. The sermons 
in between that fme and our last yenr- 
W meetinsr did not comfort me much : 
fhev wjTe nearh- all about doctrine, 
and althousrh T knew the truth was 
spoken, vet T craved experience. Fri- 
dav morpi-Tig-, Ai^g.. 30th, Elder Chick 
preached a sormon which never to my 
dying day shall T forget; his text Avas 



Phil. ii. 1, 2. I can remember what he 

sjioke about. lie began by telling 
about the consolation in Christ, and 
went on tlirougli the text, telling of the 
comfort of love the fellowship of the 
Spirit, everything he dwelt upon, and 
unfolded the meaning as a person takes 
the wrappings off a parcel, disclosing 
wliat is containod in the jiarcel. 
Then lie told liis experienee. The 
text, "Come see a man. which told me 
all things that ever I did," applied to 
me then. Bit by bij;, beginning at the 
beginning and through to the end he 
I0KI my foelin<>'s thouglits and desires, 
as never I could. 0, can you imagine 
how 1 felt ? I could not think scarcely, 
but wondered with an increasing won- 
der as lie Avcjit on to the end, I felt 
such a boundless love for him that I 
could only look at him and be astonish- 
ed at this nc?w love. All day I lived on 
1lr.l ^ i iiiMii. Hiinking, pondering over 

' : I' ^ ' III' '! to me like a rich feast be- 
fore me iij)on v.hich I could look and 
enjoy even after I had satisfied my 
hunger. Such people of God I can 
never begin to tell. In the afternoon 
Elder Beal iireached a strong doctrinal 
sermon, from Ivomans xi. 33-36. I look- 
'■'1 lit \ti;, Curtis and Mrs, Butler, 
' ping gently, all around 
^ it. 1 knew it was the 

' ' I ' <\id not feel comforted, or 

< v,-n mt. ivstrd; [ wi.shed I could feel 
interested nioi'e, but could not, I long- 
<'<1 to sp(;;ik to Elder Chick .since the 
seimon. but did not get the chance to 
till after supper. He was feel.ng un- 
well, and had lain down on a sofa in 
the sittiiifT room where we gjl Avere. 
At length the time for the evening 
mectinp- nppi-oncdied, Avhen Attie Curtis 
^aid, 'It is ;d)out time to go to meeting, 
arc you o-oing noM", Ruth?" said, "1* 
think r will Avait for mamma." After 
they had all gone out of the room ex- 
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ed as I was leaving the room, for I 

wauted to talk to Elder Chick, but had 
resolved never to speak to any one un- 
less 1 was spoken to lirst, for 1 did not 
want to be a hypocrite. As I was 
standing Elder Chick said, "How have 
you enjoyed the meetings?" I said 
ji^aiu, "1 do not know." He said, "If 
i do not mistake you are interested in 
iliese things" 1 answered somehow 
in the alTii'aiati\'e, and he asked me 
scvirul other questions, among which 
was, "Had i a hope," 1 answered 
'No."' 1 told him how 1 loved the 
Lord's people, and did not love the 
liord, of the long period of my indiffer- 
ence to these things, and of my desire 
to mourn truly for my sins. He com- 
forted me wonderfully, telling me his 
own experience over again, and I tell- 
ing him of my experience in regard to 
him of my experience In regard to 
Hart's hymn: 

"Ye lambs of Christ's fold, ye weak- 
lings in faith, 

Who long to lay hold on life by his 
death, 

Who fain would believe him, and in 
in your best room 

Would gladly receive him, but fear 
to presume." 
1 said, "But it applies to the linnbs, 
I am not one." He replied, "If you 
can api)ly 1lie last part to yourself you 
can llii' first." Tlii'ough the meetings 
soTiH'tinics I was comforted, and some- 
fiuiHs not. I often thought that If I 
were a child of God I could not fail to 
hv comforted, and still I did not feel 
that sense of .Tesns being my Savior, 
noi- did i' feel that I loved him, but T 
loved his people. On Sunday night it 
rained, and we had a small meeting in 
our house. Elder Chick prayed, pray, 
ed for papa and his family, and then 
prayed for me. and said. If there was 
one who was feeling to be without good 
evidence of a hope, if that person had 



been caused to write bitter things con- 
cerning their ownself, to feel to love 
the people of God, but not the Lord, he 
prayed that God might reveal himself 
to that person, and give that person 
evidence of a God-given hope. I near- 
ly broke out crying, for I am not used 
to being almost mentioned by name 
when prayed for in public. Tuesday I 
wrote a letter to papa and gave it to 
him before going to bed, telling him 
what I have told you in tiiis. Wed- 
nesday morning both papa and mamma 
embraced me tenderly, murmuring 
words of love for me. I felt utterly 
wretched (, I was afraid I had deceived 
them somehow, I took papa to the rail- 
road station, and we talked all the way 
doAvn; he comforting me wonderfully. 
I told him I hardly knew Avliether I 
had a hope, but felt that I loved his 
people, and that I could only be saved 
if saved at all, through the blood of the 
crucified Lamb of God. During the 
last few days I have been thinking 
constantly upon this, Is this a hope 'in 
Jesus as my Savior? Do I love him? 
I desire to love him, I want to realize 
that he is my all in all, and sometimes 
it seems to me that I do love him, that 
he is altogether lovely, the fairest 
among ten thousand. 

I began this letter last night, after 
liaving read Susie Bloomfield's letter 
in tlie SIGNS of March 15th, 1887. She 
wrote of many things that I too have 
known, and I felt that I loved Christ, I 
loved God, I loved every every one. I 
must write to yon and tell you of this 
soul-filling love. This morning I can- 
not see and feel this love so much, but 
I hope I love him that he has died for 
me, tliat T am saved by his Avonderful, 
Avonderful grace. " 'Tis a heaven be- 
loAv, the Redeemer to knoAV." Is this 
hope? "Yea, I have loved thee Avitb 
an everlasting love; therefore with lov- 
ing-kindness have r draAvn thee." 



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Dear Elder Vail, I have tried to tell 

you what I have felt; I long to love the 
Lord with all my heart, soul and my 
strength. If 1 love him it seems a very 
small love, when 1 think how God gave 
his only begotten Son, that whosoever 
believeth on him might not perish, but 
have everlasting life. I am almost 
hoping nay, 1 do hope that God has 
given me a wee bit of love for him, and 
to him be the glory for ever and ever. 
Amen. 

Pardon nie for writing such a 
lengthy letter and remember me at the 
throne of grace. 

Voiirs in love 

RUTH KEENE. 



Dear Mr. Gold: 

I want to A\ rite you about some of 
my troubhis. hi young days I had 
serious thoughts about death, and what 
would become of me if I was to die. I 
felt luyself a sinner and unless God 
pardoned my sins 1 was lost. 1 would 
slip the bible into my room and read 
it to see if I could not find some con- 
solation. 1 did not want an}- one to 
see uic, and if i heard any of the fam- 
il> ciniiiig- into the ro(mi 1 would hide 
it. The vciy breathings of my soul 
were to (lod Ini- iriercy. 1 Avould sit on 
the j)or(di at night looking out at the 
trees, and (ni-i ytliing ai'ound me was 
begging the Lord for nicrcy and I 
didn't feel likr ! avouM live to see 
morning. 

My burdiMi -of NO Jicavy I r,nild not 
sleep at night and would roll from side 
to side on my bed begging the Lord for 
mercy. One morning 1 awoke and 
everything looked bright; the leaves on 
the trees glittered like gold and my 
burden was gone. But what troubles 
me I did not experience that continued 
.joy I hear others tell about. After 
while I commenced thinking about it. 
My burden was gone and I had no hope 



and I commenced trying to get it back 
^ut could not. I have troubles now ; i 
cannot live like I want to. 1 am a 
sinner still. If 1 am saved it will not 
be for any good I can do. I love the 
Primitive Baptists and want to feel as 
they look. 1 haven't a doubt about 
which is the church — the trouble is 
with myself— am I one or am I not. 1 
hear them tell their experience and 1 
can go with them until they come to 
their deliverance and then they leave 
me, and that has been one great trou- 
ble with me. i did not have that sud- 
den joy some of them have, 

1 would like for you to print this in 
the Landmark if you think fit, and tell 
me if you think it an experience of 
grace or not. i will withhold my 
name for the present. 

A SINNER. 



Dear Elder Gold : 

Just finished reading Landmark and 
1 can say your writings are rich with 
doctrine, truth, admonitions and coun- 
cil to every subject of grace. They 
are good for me. I am poor, and 
struggling to carry on business. I be- 
gan in a small way 25 years ago, con- 
tinued to increase and was wholly 
wrapped up in this world and the lusts 
thereof. 

Eleven yuar.s ago I was shown that 
all world I V jtosscssions came from God 
and 1 felt to thank him but could not 
as r thought God would not accept any 
thing- from me. Six months later I 
was brought into the church, or was 
born in Zion (] hope). The next day 
1 belieA o 1 pi-eaehed Je.sus to a good old 
Methodist woman, but she did not 
agree with me. In less than six 
moiith.s saw my worldly possessions 
doomed to destruction by fire and I 
vn-i shovv'n how all earthly possessions 
could be swept away, but the hope 
could never be destroyed. I seemed 



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to see the contrast between that which 
is of Cod t'aril;ly and that which is of 
God heu\ ' ni.) . Tliey shall all be taught 
of (jud. were injured at the 

lir'' and one for life, i was sued for 
$.')ii,()(H) daiiiajjvs. Tlie oase was car- 
ru'd ali)]i;u- i'oi' (i\t')' seven years, the 
ti ial re.-,uliir.g ii» a verdict for firemen, 
tiieir tesiiuioiiN' laakiiiy me out a liar. 
l'iial)lc K) j>a\- tile verdiet I was arrest- 
ed iiiiil j)ijt j.i Cily prison witii mur- 
dei'eis, ihehes ajid criminals. 1 was 
i-eleased next tiay and went to my ap- 
appointment. 1' inally 1 settled the 
case. So 1 struggled along, battling 
with th(; world, the liesh and the devil. 
Uut 1 am rieli, 1 liave a good wife, three 
eliildren and two grand children, both 
boys. Sometimes one gets hold of 
each hand pulling me around. A little 
child shall ieail Ihem. J get much in- 
struction fioni a little ehild. 1 am 
trying to jn eaeli to three churches that 
have calhnl nu' as pasto)-, two churches 
being over two hundred miles from my 
lioine and each in different localities. 
1 travel much in every direction, and 
have oiil\' gone as I hope the Lord 
would h,i\ r nie go since I was set apart 
hy the eiiuivli to do the work. .Most of 
the ' line ,1111 em])ty, baz/'M; an ' d" ;,, 
lale. tliougli from time to time i have 
been 111 led wiih the; fniCNt of wheat — 
aever any two times alike so far as 
ean discei ,, I helieve 1 know the 
ti'utii wlu-n I hear it and know the gos- 
pel is the pr)wer of (Ind unto salvation. 
I ean heai' some one else ]ireach. I 
love to hear you. Elder Durand, Lester, 
^ail, Kcr, Lefferts, McConnell, Vaughn, 
Coulter Mellot. Cubbage, Ewbank, 
and others. T was blessed to have 
eleven able and true Elders to lay 
hand on me at my ordination. Surely 
the Lord is good AVe b;;'> e a dear and 
])romising yonng lirotluM", Elder Rus- 
ton, of Nevv York among us. He was 
ordained one year ago and is serving 



acceptably in New York State among 
churches That have had divisions among 
them, (followers of preachers and not 
of Christ.) 

His ministry is bringing them togeth- 
er ami the Lord is adding to the 
ehureh. lie has baptised eight recently 
and moi-e aie exercised. Tlie Lord is 
good. 1 have been with liim lately 
and 1 love him and love to hear him 
|)reaeh and 1 love to see how the Lord 
leads him. i love 3'ou as a father iu 
Israel and Oh, that we had more like 
you among the flock — broad minded, 
kind, careful, cousiderat ' v oi 

ate and looking aftei- the sons of the 
gos])el ministry. We need them. 

i was with Elder Lelferts at Juneatta 
Assoeiation this fall and heard him 
l)\d)liely give a charge to a young 
Brother (1 met for the first time) as 
Paul in love gave advice to Timothy. 
It seenu'd to me that Elder Lefferts 
had the gift of the Apostle. We need 
more fathers and mothers in Israel — 
good will toward nu-n and not their 
destruction. 

Will close ho])ing the Lord will long 
s])ai-e you to weild the sword of the 
]>ord and of Cideon. If you are spar- 
ed and ean do so 1 want you and Elder 
!;es*er lo attend the Deleware River 
Assoeiation lield next june at King- 
vdod eluii-eh of which I am at present 
trying to serve as pastor. 

In best of bonds, 

J. M. FENTON. 

Phila, Pa., 



Dear Brother Bold: 

1 want to tell you that 1 was sor";-- 
we didnot go to the Black Creek Un- 
ion. T caimot fully exiilain why. But 
1 must have looked forward with too 
ninch deliglit, that I should liave such 
kiiulness shown me, ajid T lived in such 
l)rightness each day, Avaiting for the 
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so much the thought that the Lord in 
his mercy had removed the last cloud 
that seemed to hang over me so long, 
and all was light, life, and love. And 
for three weeks had enjoyed ni<ii-i- than 
the past six months wh-'ii uin x|MTt.'(Jly 
I was burdened witli a fear of ap 
proaching trouble. In a sliort liiiic 1 
had a message that my sister's family, 
here in town were all sick. So J wcnl 
and found tlimi lietlt-r, hiil still tVuretl 
and being (•()nfusi',l ov.t rluit and otli- 
er things, J s.-nt tlif nu'ssaiii-, init re- 
gretted doinf,' so. i^ut wr tlii ri went 
to our Union on Saturdas an.l Sunday 
and while it was a itihmI I'liiou and 
much love inanifi'strd. 1 fell 1o he cut 
ofi. 1 was in such daikiic.s, and un- 
belief. I still felt to l)c tliat snifiU one 
full of doubts and fears. And I real- 
ize : 

"The briglitcst thing's hclow the skies. 

Give but a liat tci-iii<_' light. 
We should suspect some danger nigh 

When we possess delight.'" 

And when I think of the goodness 
and severity of God, my spirit sccins 
to sink in deep humility: tV,i- all is \ aii 
ity, sin and shame. I am all um i^^iite 
ousness. Were it not for the Sovei- 
eign grace of God, there eould hi- no 
hope for me. Please excuse me for 
taking yovir time to read this, but I 
hope you understand my weakness and 
l>ray for me that my faith fail not. 

Wh' i. ( Hii "ou come to see us. We 
want you and your wife to come, if 
you can. 

Yours in Christian love. I hope. 

LENA HARRINGTON 
Greenville, N. C. 



He *»nt forth above, he took ni^ 
Hrew me ont of many waters. 
T love the Lord, because he hath 
heard my voice and my supplications. 



Dear Brother Gold: 

I feel imiufssed to send this to you 
•■lint he hii,,s,.ir urnt a (la\ 's journey 
into llie wilderness, anil cauu' and sat 
n luhlei' the .jtini|MT ti-ee. and he re- 
Mii'-'ie.l fof himself that he might dit^. 
ami sai.i. il is enouuli now, O Lord, 
lak.' away iif,-.'- And as he lay 

aiNl siep; unrl,-i- a .juniper treet. I.eJiold, 

uiito him. 'Aiise and eat." I Kings. 
Cliapt. \ix 4-.") Verse. The jx.or, tried, 
lempest-tosse,] ,-|ii|,| of (Jod, methiiiks, 

'•"II plainly 1 1 ; his owii ti'avail of soul 

ihat .lol, ami et|,,.r o-o,||y pei'sons did. 
and that tiie Christian must suffer ijj 
this world rs vei-iti.'d l,y the .self sacri- 
ficing-, sorrowlul iif,' of .1,-sus who 
went moujuin- all his (Uiys, and was 
'•a man of sorrows and acquainted 
Avith grief." Tin- experience of the 
prophet P:iijali i-. sweetly comforting 
to me. When In- was l.rougllt so low 
that he wished to dii-. alone iu the 
wildernt'ss. fleeing from a wicked ad- 
v(-rsar.\. How good and gentle and 
coiupassionati- was our dear Lord 
when III' sent an angel not only to 
lour-h him, to ai-ouse him from sleep, 
hut to feed his famished soul, to 
sfren.i.;then his weary fainting body, so 
that he went forty days on the strength 
of that food How id'ten the child of 
(jotl goes to sleeji when under great 
worldly trial. !Iow swi-et it is then to 
be touched fiv awakened li\ tin- Spirit. 
Avho gives us food, and soothes and 
comforts us as one whom tht^ Father 
comforteth. With feelings of warmest 
Chri.stian fellowshi)) and love, I am 
vour little sister I hope. 

BESSIE BROOKS. 
Greenville, N. C, R. F. D. 3. 



Please send me some, if not all, of 
what is due to tlie Landmark, and help 
me to carry on the business, and aid 
me in iis publication. 



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Dear Brother Gold : 

As I have just read the letters of Dr. 
Hooper to you and the reply in your 
answer to him has brought some 
thoughts to my mind.The first I Avill 
is the humble spirit you manifested in 
your reply to him. 

The second the blindness and lack 
of seeing in him., and the cause of it is 
he was born blind to the mysteres of 
(iod and godlinoss and has not Ijccn 
made alive to his i-ichiirss. For a ma;! 
that is l)()ni l)]iii(l iiatui'allx- (-an leiiiu 
the nam(>s of the trees but he cant sec 
them in the full form, lie knoAvs the 
name oak, gum and j)in(', but lie don't 
see the difference in tlieir foi m or fruit. 
So I think the Dr. can't sec the diU'er- 
ence in the worship of God from tin- 
beast for he set up four denomination's 
as the earth, churches and there is but 
one, only one, one faith, one Lord, and 
one babtism and the whole body is one 
in the Lord. Now this cannot be, for 
they differ in baptism and church or- 
dinance and are not agreed in prece])ts 
or examples. But the 1749 denomin- 
ations of America all agree on one 
point, that is, that salvation is condi- 
tional religon and is by chance. If 
you will please the Lord he will give 
to you, but if you don't please him he 
will destroy you and they take the 
786,683 words of the bible to set fourth 
his conditional salvation. Does this 
not rob God of the free gift of salva 
tion? Did not God give his son into 
the world that he should give eternal 
life to his people? Will he not give it 
to them? Yes he will and it will not 
take theological seminaries or Sunday 
schools to teach it to them for they all 
shall know me from the least to the 
greatest of them and great shall be the 
peace of my people. For the founda- 
tion of God stands sure having this 
seal the Lord knows them that are his. 
Well God has one church order in the 
whole world that God is the author of 



autt Ifiat is the church of the true and 
livinLT God. 

.Xnd John saw iiei' beauty in that wo- 
iii-m thai appeared to him clothed with 
a ei-own of tAvelve stars and the moon 
was under her feet. The light of God 
had clothed lier with the sun, the 
twelve tribes crowned her with truth 
and the law is under lu-r feet. For the 
saints ai'e not justilled by the law, but 
by -rar,. and that is the gift of God, for 
(ru1h and t^'race come by Jesus Christ 
and the la-w b\- .Aioses. There is no more 
justification liy the law, but by grace 
are ye saved. But John saw another 
lady a])])ear that A\as dressed fine and 
deeked v;itl: nohl and her name was 
written Ml;;, iiabylon and it is w'ritteu 
that she is the mother of harlots. I 
think Brother that it was some of her 
daughters that the Dr. called your at- 
tention to. He saw them dressed so 
line in tln^ theologoeal seminaries and 
Sunday Schools and Missionary money 
codec toi's and literature publishers 
sending out the great theme of their 
mother in the Avill of their father to 
help to destroy the man child that was 
born of the first lady that appeared be- 
fore John and they all cannot see the 
beautiful light of the sun nor of the 
shine in the heart's of God's people 
that showed them, the spirit that lead 
them, the power that keeps them, that 
brings them to know that they are the 
sons of God for they have the spirit in 
their })reast, having witnessed that 
they are the sons of God for they are 
by his spirit, kept by his power and 
made able to walk in the path of the 
right eousiu-ss oL' God. 

Through the tender mercies and long 
sulf(!rings and forc'barance toward us. 
Greenville, N. C. 



Tliey that trust in tlie Lord sliall l>e 
a.s mount Zion, which cannot be r.-- 
moved, but abideth for evei'. 



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"Remore not the axicient laudmArk 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD, Wilson. N. C 

P. G. LESTER iHoyd. Va 

VOL. L. NO. Z. 



Entered at the pcstoffiee at Wilson »> 
secord class inntter. 



AVILSON, N. C, DECEMBER 1, 1916. 

EDITORTALr ^ 

THE mep:k inherit the earth 

Brother G. W Walker requests my 
view of Matt. 5:5 "Blessed are the 
meek: for they shall inherit llie earth." 
He who sjiake as never man spake, but 
never uttered a false word, nor ever a 
word to the wrong person, nor at an 
in opportune time, who never blunder- 
ed, nor was even mistaken, nor ever 
mislead an^- one. is that perfect word 
called truth lie sat on the mount and 
his diseiples eame to him. 

The law was .riven on Mt. Sinai 
Amid thuiidei's and liphtnings and dis- 
plays of warth, so teri'ilie that the peo- 
ple stood afar off and trembled. Read 
inth chapter of E.xodus." 

How different as the Lamb of God 
who was led to the slaughter, and gave 
his cheek — his life — to the smiters, 
taught Avords of mercy, salvation to 
thriwse who had felt the burden of their 
sins, and had become poor and needy 
— when his diseiples came to Jesus he 
opened his mouth and taught them, 
describing the traits of character those 



are blest with who are prepared to 
hear and recieve the teaching of 
Jesus. But none of these traits are 
such as the world desires, while those 
Avho have them do not feel worthy to 
receive these blessings and cannot see 
even how they are blest ' already. 
Can one feel that he has the kingdom 
of heaven who feels that he is poor in 
spirit ? There is nothing greater than 
the kingdom of heaven, yet the one that 
feels poor and needy does not feel or 
see how he has that kingdom, and is al- 
ready blest 

Blessed are they that mourn for they 
shall be comforted. The true mourner 
is o[)pressed in spirit. You cannot 
i-eaeli his case, but Jesus comforts all 
that iiioui-n in Zion. 

Blessed ai-e tl'e meek: for they shall 
inlii'i'it tlie eai-th. .\ meek and lowly 
one would not take from a thread to 
a shoe laehet that belongs to another. 
There is no spirit of war in him. He 
uses no force, no violence. Th^ meek- 
est one that ever lived had not a place 
ta lay his head. The kingdom of 
heaven sulTereth violence, and the viol- 
ent t:ike it by force. They took John 
the Bai)tist and killed him. They 
crucified the holy one of Israel with 
violent or wicked hands. But Jesus 
did not strive, nor cry, nor lift up his 
voice in the street; yet he inherits all 
things. His followers are meek and 
lowly, and thej'- inherit the earth. All 
things are yours, and ye are Christ's 
and Christ is God's. They are heirs of 
God and joint heirs with our Lord 
Jesus Christ. Those led to seek Jesus 
have undergone so great a change that 
they do not feel as they once did, nor 
do they act as they once did. Blessed 
are their eyes for they now see, as they 
once did not sec, blessed are their 
ears, for they hear as they once did not 
hear. There is great change wrought 
in the thoughts, the judgment, the feel- 
ing they now have. They love what 



36 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



tlu-y unce did not love. Tlu'V hunger 
and thirst for Avhfit they oiir,". did not, 
ljuri-.T mihI llii-isi fur. I!y lli,. law is 
thr kiHiw Irdv,. ,,r si„, niMl 111,. ^-oui- 
nijinds of the Inily law aiv sriil mto the 
heart and coiiseii'in-r of tliis o)i,-, that 
has hfcoinr podi- and vile in his own 
y\r\v. His convieti.Mi of l,js sinfulness 
abases him, and lir f,N.|s that he ean do 
nothing- i;dod. Uiil the j;i-ai-ioiis words 
of Jfsns ar.' so full (d' eoinpassion to 
him that lie oladly hears (d' tin- words 
of nu-rey that fall as the •lentle dew 
on tlu' mown orass, and revive the dis- 
•.'on.solate, and refresh and encourage 
the faint and feeble. 

A meek man is one that is cut off 
from all dependeuee on his own abil- 
ity. Feeling he is not worthy he has 
no claim. There is nothing in him that 
could induce him to set up any claim. 
Mercy is the theme dear to him.His 
prayer is God be merciful to me a sin- 
ner. He desires the Lord's will to be 
done. He will not contend that he has 
any rights. Still he loves truth :but 
what he loves he feels he has not, but 
is poor and afflicted ; and if the Lord 
were strict to marck one of a thous- 
and of his .sins he feels he is without 
hope and without God. When we 
were without strength in due time 
Christ died for the ungodly: Yet 
there is a desire in this afflicted soul 
that the Lord would undertake for 
him, for he knows there is no strength 
in man, and he knows that God is the 
God of justice and cannot do wrong; 
but he is shut in so that he cannot see 
how he can escape the warth of a 
righteous God. He is made honest and 
he abhors himself for his vile nature, 
iand corrupt conduct, and he has no 
confidence in the flesh. When the 
light above the brightness of the sun 
shines upon him, and there is to his 
understanding the revelation of the 
r.ord Jesus who loved him. and fulfill- 



ed the law for him, suffered and died 
.for him, Avas crucified for him, and 
rosf from the dead for him, and ever 
lives to nuike intercession for him, the 
wonderful and blessed knowledge is 
given to him that Christ is made of 
Cod uidoi him wisdom, righteousness, 
sanelifiration and redemption. Then 
III' yloi'it's alone in the Lord Jesus, 
(iod forbid that I should glory save in 
the cross of (Jhrist whereby I am cru- 
cified unto the world and the world 
unto me. 

The nu'ek shall inherit the earth. 
He that spared not his own Son but 
delivered him up for us all, how shall 
he not with him freely give us all 
things. 

P. D. G. 



Rp] MARKS TO A -'SINNER." 

Ill this issue of the Landmark there 
IS a foiamuiucation signed by "A Sin- 
III1-. ' who feels that he is a poor and 
needy one. Do not all that are shown 
their trur statr and condition feel that 
tlie\- arc vile' When the Light makes 
manifest what the state of the sinner 
is, it causes that one to abhor himself 
as not worthy of the least of God's 
mcrcii's. Such hunger and thirst af- 
tci- ri;:litconsness. and ascribe righte- 
ousness unto God their Maker. Paul 
settles that case Avhen he writes, "This 
is a faithful saying, and warthy of all 
aeeeptation that Christ Jesus came in- 
to the world to save sinners, of whom 
T am chief.'" 

By grace are ye saved through faith 
and that not of yourselves; it is the 
gift of God : not of works, lest any 
man should boast. "Boasting" is ex- 
eluded. Boasting is certainly exclud- 
ed ; but gloryins' in the ■ nd is surely 
lawful to all that se-; C ;.l salvation 
is o" ■ Lord 

P. D. G. 



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37 



LORD OF LORDS AND KING OF 
KINGS 

"Yet have 1 set my kiug upon my 
holy hill of Zioii,'" r8a.2 :6. How 
sweet, how heavenly is the i-eign of 
that kiug ou God's holy hill of Zion, 
as well as iu the hearts of God's hum- 
ble poor. Never can tliose who have 
been shown who that glorious king is 
worship him in that blessed fullness as 
they desire. It is Jesus himself, the 
c'hieftest among ten thousand and al- 
together lovely, who is held in the un- 
expressed praise of their worshipping 
hearts. The decree of the eternal God 
fixes him forever on that holy hill of 
Zion. This decree has been declared. 
The neemies of Jesus seemed to have 
things all their way. With wicked 
hands and the lists of wickedness they 
cried crucify him, crucifiy him. He 
was delivered into the hands of wick- 
ed men. Though their witness did 
not agree, yet they cried crucify 
him, crucify him. Nothing less than 
the blood, pure, spotless, holy of the 
Son of God would satisfy their thirst 
for the Son of God. The Governor 
Pilate had said I find no fault in him, 
and he said, shall I crucifiy your king? 
They said we have Jio king but Cesar. 
How- fallen and corrupted was the Jew- 
ish nation. How darkened in counsel, 
how wicked in conduct. 

Shall the poMvrs nf .lurkncss pi-. - 
vail? Jsus said tn llicin, -"tlii^ is \imr 
hour, and the {)ow.-r of darkness. 
Luke 22:r)3.Jcsus the Son of God was 
delivered into the hands of wicked 
men who were controled by the devil 
— Satan. No man can know how Satan 
hates the Son of God. But this ex- 
hibition of his malice w;is displayed 
he was delivered into ih>- Iwnuls jind 
power of men who wrw ruled li\- 
satan. Every principle (d' linili nud 
honesty Avould be trnmplcd in tlio dust. 
AVhen God withdraws his r<'s1.iaini:ig 



power, and wicked men and devils rule 
the principles of truth and honesty are 
sacriliced. ^lercy is disregarded. Be- 
hold in this Euroi)eau war, when mad- 
ness rules the times, see what efforts 
nations make to destroy the rights of 
each other. Foi' yc;irs they had toiled 
and lal»or<'d to build up society, and 
;;alhcr u]) wealth for the comfort and 
|)r<)sj)frity of town and country, 
studying to take care of life and seek 
peace, and respect the lives of each, 
otlier: but when the doigs of war arc 
turned loose on each other, see how 
they .seize eiieli oilier by the throats, 
and destroy ])ioperty and butcher life. 
Sni)posed learning, refinement and pro- 
fessions of brotherly love all dragged 
down in the niire and filth of hate. Is 
this (he hoasted iirc^LiTcss of Christian- 
ized mankind.' Is this the reign of 
gr;ice .' Is this tlie i)rogress of mission- 
ism when the \Mirld is converted to 
Jesus Chi'ist. and the kingdoms of this 
woild luive ;icce])ted the meek and 
]()\y\y Jesus, and have beaten their 
swoids into plough shares, and their 
spears into pruning hooks, and a little 
child' shall lead them? 

' Yet have I set my king upon my 
holy hill of Zion."' Jesus does reign 
in the hearts of the meek and lowly — 
ill those dead to the law by the body 
of Christ, in those in whose hearts 
t l!) isl is formed the hope of Glory, in 
ilie^, who walk not after the flesh, but 
;it'let the Spirit. "If ye then be risen 
wiili Christ seek those things which 
are al)ove, where Chi'ist sitteth on the 
right hand of God: for ye are dead and 
your life is hid with Christ in God, angl 
when (Jhrist who is our life shall ap-. 
|ie;ii-, then shall ye also appear with him 
ill -lory. [Mortify therefore your 
iiieinlMrs which are on earth: fornica- 
tion, niieleniiness, inordinate affection, 
evil eoncuiiiseoiie, ;iiid covetcousness 
which is idolatry." 'Wherefore lay- 



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iiifr aside all malice and all g'uidf, and 
.hypocrisies, and envies, mn] all (>vil 
si)eakin-s, and ;)s new horn ]);ilies de- 
sire tiie sincere milk of 1li.> vor.l that 
ye may <^rn^y thereby : If so he ye luive 
taste.h that the l.di'd is - rneious ' ". 1st. 
I'eter 2.1-4. Ilnw hh'ssed is liis rei-n 
of ].eaee and joy in tlie Holy (diost. 
when he that vonid l>e preatest 
anionii' you sha!! he the least and ser- 
vant of' you all. and hy love ye shall 
serve one another 

Je.sns Christ is Lord of all, and he 
imist rei<i'n until evei'y enemy is put 
nndei- his feet, and the lust enemj^ is 
deatli. All ])OM'er in heaven and earth 
is in the hand of Jesus who is the 
Prince of Peace. "He that spared not 
his own .Son, but delivered him up for 
us all, how shall he not with him freely 
give us all things''? Rom. 8:32. 

P. D. G. 



GIVE "SYRUP OF FIGS" 

TO CONSTIPATED CHILD 

Delicious "Fruit Laxative" can't harm 
tender little Stomach, liver 
and bowels. 



Look at the ton2;ne. moDn^' ; :r 
coated, voer 111'' ■ 
and bow. 'I 
^Vhe!^ II. • . 
sleep, eai i., 

mh. stoMi,!: ■ .1 . 

sore tlud.i 1.1 V ; 

a teasti'ie. i, ei 
Figs," :v.'>' > -1 
constipaiie 
and sour : 
little bov 
have a V 
your (li :i ■ 

"Califone;. ,-viin» of ]-it;s, vh,, h v .. - 
tains fu !'< ^ Ihins for t auies, '•■hi 
dren of - .i.s' 's ana ior i,ro .,n 

QUESTION OF CHIEF PRIESTS 
AND SCRIBES 

"Tell us by what authority thou 
doest these things"? Jesus also ask- 
ed them a question, "The baptism of 



John, was it from heaven, or of men"? 
Luke 20:4 They reasoned with them- \ 
selves sayiny-, if we shall say from 1 
liea\-e]i h(> will say, wdiy then believed | 
ye him not.' P.ut if Ave shall say of j 
nuMi, all the ])eoiile will stone us. For ! 
the people held John as prophet. They 
Jiiiswered, we can not tell. Then Jesus 
said, neithei-, tidl I you l)y what author- 
ity 1 do these thino-s. 

Vrhen sliown their duplicity, craft, ■ 
l,\in- and cowardice in the face of ,i 
men tliey will still ]n'evaricate right be- j 
fitrc men. AVhile Jesus knows what 
subterfuges ihi^y Avill resort to to ac- 
co)np]ish their aims, he always pursues I 
the straight course of truth in all he ; 
says and does. He does not do any- 
thing l)ecause others do such and such , 
tilings. He liad gone into the temple, ' 
ami luid overthrown the money chang- | 
ei-s, speculators, money changers mak- 
ing the temple a, den of theives. He j 
came to purge out false worship, to ex- ' 
pose such corruption. But it gave ; 
them great o'ffence. Touch a man's ' 
scheme for making money, and you ', 
otTend him. Instead of asking Jesus 
Avhat right he had to encroach on their j 
violation of law wdiy did not they en- i 
((uire what right had they to seek to | 
make a gain of godliness. The true 
worship of Cod forbids men speculat- 
ing on sheeji, lambs, and bullocks used : 
in the tem])le sacrifices in order to i 
make gain of godliness. But the love j 
■ if money is the root of all evil. These 
pharises rejected the kingdom of God ] 
against themselves not being baptized 1 
with John's baptism which came from ; 
heaven, and was in no sense of men. 
Honest men and honest Avomen know 
that the baptism of John came from ' 
heaven. These Pharisee rejected the 
kingdom of God against themselves, 
not being baptized Avith John's bap- 
tism. If we were right Ave Avould Avel- | 
come that which comes from heaven, ' 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



89 



aud honor the servants of God in giv- 
ing good heed to what it taught. 

eTohn came preaeliing the baptism of 
repentanc-e saying, repent ye, for tlie 
kingdom of heav.'n is at iiand. The 
l)ai)ti,sm tlial follows rrpontanee is the 
baptism of repentaiicc. The\- were to 
repent for the kingdom of licaven Avas 
at liand. Tohn pi-eaciied that one 
mightier than would come after 
him, and those that Ix'licved liim 
shonid be bnried iji baptism, showing 
a new kingdom or a new dispensation 
is coming, and that in this new king- 
dom the ax is laid at the root of the 
tree. Therefore every tree that brings 
not <j-ood fniit is licwn down, and is 
east into th,. iiir. I)ea1h, bui'ial and 
resuiTcction is set forth in llie i)reach- 
ing of John the ]'>aptis1. it is senintr 
forth a new doctrine — tlie (hictrine of 
death and T'csnrrection. If any man 
be in Christ lie is a new chreatnre, old 
tlunt:"^ ;!i'c passed away, and behold all 
things ai-e timnnf new. ^'e are dead, 
and yonr life is hid w ith Christ in (Jod. 
It is the docirini limt calls for a new 
creation, or resnrrecf ion from tlie 
dfcad, and that \our life is hid with 
Christ in Cod. It is Hie j;a])tism of 
the Holy Chost, and lire that burns up 
the chaff or the coi'ru])t natni'c of man, 
and shows forth a in-w kijigdom of 
power in self-deinal and the kingdom 
of heaven. 

P. D. C. 



"Who healeth all thv diseases, ' 
Paslm 103:3. 

The Lord Jesus is tlie givatest of all 
God's gifts to men. J lis blessed Son 
is tin; embodiment of perfection: yet 
coming to eai'th in tlie form of a sei-- 
vent, stoojiing to the most nnniial ser- 
itude. and not siiuindng to (h. and suf- 
fer all he was sent aiid came to do; 
while he thought it no i-obery to be 
equal with God, yet he brought into 
the mo.st faithful and perfect service 



all that was necessary and needful, 
and he gave himself to remove our 
guilt, and make an end of sin, and 
hence to al)olish death. 

Jn him are hid all the treasures of 
A\isdom and kjiowledge. Ilis ability 
to ])erfoi'm was iji accord with his de- 
light t(; seek and to save that which 
A\as lost, lie went about doing good. 
There was no instance in which lie 
witliheid his service. No suffering 
was beneatli his ])ity. No case was too 
unworthy for him to relieve. No in- 
slanee w as ever found beyond his i)ow- 
\<i re-ach. No violation of law, or 
shameful misconduct was l)eyond his 
I'eacli iiv eo!ui)assi()n. The leprous so 
foul and uiudeau that such as wtu'c 
sei/eii wlxli it were baidshed from 
iMuifiai-t with uunikiud, he freely grant- 
ed fa\()r 01- contact to his touch, and 
this alwa}s healed the disease. Heal- 
ing i)ov,('r was fully, jjerfectly in him. 
So great and wonderful is tiiat healing- 
power in iiim that he shall raise the 
dead, destroy him that has the power 
of death, that is the devil, present his 
])eople in tiic resurrection life forever 
fiee from sin, disease, death, decay, 
mortality ami cori'uption, for they 
shall all i)ossess eternal life and be 
like -Jesus. Tiianks be unto God for 
his unsj)eakable gift. 

P. D. (J. 



PURE BLOOD MAKES 

HEALTHY PEOPLE 

Hood's Sarsaparilla removes 
scrofula sores, boils and other erup- 
tions, because it drives out of the 
blood the humors that cause them. 
Eruptions _ cannot be successfully 
treated with external applications, 
because these cannot purify the 
blocd. 

Hood's Sarsaparilla makes rich, 
red blood, perfects the digestion, 
and builds up the whole system. In- 
sist on having Hood's. Get it now 



40 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



To Live Lon^! 

A receipe given bv a famous physician 
for long life was : "Keep tlie kidneys in 
good order ! Try to eliminate thru the 
skin and intestines the poisons that other- 
wise clog the kidneys. Avoid eating 
meat as much as possible; avoid too much 
salt, alcohol, tea. Try a ii ilk and vege- 
table diet. Drink plenty of water, and 
exercise so v<>u sweat— (he skin helps to 
eliminate Mu-'oiic poisons iuidnric acid." 

For tb''Sf pntit middle life, for those 
easily ncf-ni/cd symptoms of inflam- 
mation, as hackuclie, scalding " water," 
or if uric arid in the blood has caused 
rheunuitisni, ' rusty" joints, stiffness, 
get Ann l ie at the drug store. This 
is a wonderful eliminator of uric acid 
and was discovered by Dr. Pierce of 
invalids' Hotel, Buffalo, N. Y, If your 
druggist does not keep it send 10 cents 
to Dr. Pierce for trial package and you 
will know that it is many times more 
potent than lithia and that it dissolves 
uric acid as hot water does sugar. 



WHEN !T L00K5 DARiC to any weak 
or ailing woman. 
Dr. Pierce's Favor- 
ite Prescription 
comes to her help. 
For "female com- 
plaints," pains, iu- 
tcriiiil inllarama- 
tion or ulceration, 
bearing-down sen- 
sations, and all 
chronic weak- 
nesses and de- 
rangements, this is 
the proven rem- 
edy. It's the only 
one 80 sure that it can be guaranteed. 
"Favorite Prescription" will benefit or 
cure, in the caso of every tired and 
afflicted woman. 

An easily procured vegetable pill is 
made up of May-apple, the dried juice of 
the leaves of aloes, and the root of jalap, 
made into a tiny pellet and coated wita 
sugar. It was lirst put into ready-to-use 
form by Dr. Pierce nearly 50 years ago. 
Almost every drug store in this country 
sells these vegetable pellets in vials for 
25c— simply ask for Dr. Pierce's Pleasant 
Pellets. They have Dr. R.V. Pierce stamp. 




10 CENT "CASCARETS" 

IF BILIOUS OR COSTIVE 



-or Sick Headache, Sour Stomach, 
Sluggish Liver and Bowels— They 
work while you sleep. 



Furred Tongue, I'.ad Taste, Indiges- 
tion, Sallow Skin and Miserable Head- 
aches come Irom a torpid liver and 
clogged 
stomacti 
gested 



like ga; 
the i 



e your 
ii undi- 
ennents 
That's 



ery- 



-indi- 



L.-measter liis alternate. 

L. J. H. NEWBORN, 
Clerk. 



gestion. ioni • i .: i i.rcuth, yellow 
skin, iiifutai i. ars •■v.tn thing that Is 
hoiri' a- 1 n;:ii--. a'inc;. A Cascaret 
to-ni-hi >vii! Kive your constipated 
bowels a thoron-ii cleansing and 
straight ;'n you out by morning. They 
work while you sleen — a 10-cent box 
from your druggist will keep you feel- 
ing good for months. 

Dear Brother (jold: 

The 17.") session of the Contentnea 
Union is ai)j)()iiitecl to meet with the 
church at Sandy I>ottom in Lenoir Co. 
This clmreh is situated about ten miles 
South West from Kinston. Elder D. 
A. Mersborn was chosen to preach the 
introductory sermon and Elder T, B. 



fiever Kegieci CoMs ; 
Treat Them Promptiy 

Offen thcv to those pi.l-rr.r.arv 

trou:)le.s vvli:-!! a-e respo;;. for 
more than one tenth of aU I'vco lost 
through nines.-. 

Heavy c-At\:: which develop deep- 

of the air-pascaccs and pe-.- lst ia 
spite of medication, weaken tl.e sys- 
tem to a point where resistance easi- 
ly is overcome — and asthir.a, bron- 
chial and pulmonary t'ronMes lare tha 
result. To renew normal resistance, 
Rckman's Alterative has been found 
highly beneficial in many instances. 

Its lime content is so com'iine 1 
with other reniodial arre-.ts as to b-i 
easily assimilated by the averap-9 
person — and it cnntnins no narcotics 
or haldt-forniirig flrups of any sortT. 
So if.s .safe I,, 'i-y- Sold bv leafVm'. 
druKKist.s or .s. el e,- 



let ( 



PHiN ri.xt;. 

We print }oi!i' .Mimitcs, Book and 
-Job Work at short noliee, and with 
neatness and despatch. 

P. D. GOLD. 



ZION'S LANDMAKK 



41 



THE MYSTRV. 

•Which is Ciirist in you. tiie hoi)c of 
friory."" Col I :27. 

This is a <:rfat iiiystei'v. A conten- 
tion about what is iiorn a-ain is a-ilal- 
ed an)on^' pi'i<\>\^ at tinn-s. But a nn)re 
serious question uiili otluTs is, '-Am 1 
horn a-ain.' - Th,- n-. essity of a spir- 
itual birth b, f,,ie one ean see or enter 
into the kin-MoHi of heaven is admitted 
bv all lovers of .jospel truth. It is not 
so mueh what is born ao'aiii as it is. 
am 1 born ajjain .' 

We knoAV that what is born of the 
flesh is tiesh, an.l what is born of the 
Spirit :s Spii'il : tor the ehiM partake, 
of the natur.' of ti,e parent. I'.ut 
iuir so nuieh that is sinful, hateful m 
mvself. I am seji(nisly oppressed, Avith 
the question, am 1 born of God? I can- 
not divide myself into parts and separ- 
ate part of myself from another part 
of myself, for 1 am a smner from head 
to foot. If 1 am Ixn-n a-am why am 1 
thus.' Are there two manner of peo- 
ple within me*' Is there a new man. a 
hidden man of the heart, and an outter 
man that can be se,.n one -ailed spir- 
it, and the other tiesh, and these an- 
(•ontrarv on.> to the other, so that ye 
cannot do tin- thin-s ye would, and do 
the thin-s ve would not ? 

To be born of (lod IS a mystery that 
we eannot eom|.rehend. nor explain. 
Then why are yon t ryn ,^ 1 - .x plain it ^ 
J am not. but trym- to show that these 
two are so opesite that th.-r.- is no 
fellowship between Ihem. .\ mystei-\ 
cannot be explained, nor done away. 
We may show a mystery, but that is 
not removing' the mystery, so that it 
yeases to be a mystery. To ae.-ept or 
receive the true teachin- of senplnre 
as It is declared, and abide ni that 
leaching, rooted and grounded in the 
truth, to put on the whole armor of 
God being strong in the faith giving 



glory to God, and confessing our de- 
pendence on God is, safe ground of 
slandiii- on. or abidin- in. We know 
in jiaii. Our knowledge is limited. 
Then slionld md we wait until God's 
Tnm- arrives, 'j',, endure unto the end 
ni a state df contli.'t and anxiety is not 
desirable, .lob saiil all my appointed 
lime will I wait till m.\ change come. 
Hut we do not like to wait for that we 
hunger for, -nor to hear that which is 
burdensome. To b.- in a state where is 
no satisfaction, and to be fearing that 
which We do not desire will come upon 
us, places us just as we do not love to 
"be. Who shall deliver tis from such a 
bondaL'-e.' Our hope is .lesus Christ. 
It IS ( 'hrist in \ (Ml the hope of glory. 
Thi.s IS ilie anchor of the soul. He is 
at the riirht hand id' (Jod, and we hope 
for his apijcaninr. When I awake with 
his likeness then shall 1 be satisfied. 

The power 111 those borii of God is 
the power that (piiekens the dead and 
causes a hiiieiiiLf for the I'calization of 
grace that causes a liatred cd' self, and 
a hungerine after riehteoiisness. 

To be absent from the In.dy and jyres- 
ent with tlie Lor, I is far better. But 



id i 



tery of faith is that blessed ho|)e of 
final redemption, which is Christ in 
vou the hope <d' glory. 

P. D. G. 



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heard my voice and my supplicatioTis. 



ZION'S LANDMAXK 



Renew Yonr 
Health 

AT NATURE'S 
FOUNTAIN. 

Without the Expeiico and 
Loss of Time Necessary 
for a Visit to tine Spring • 

THE CRISIS 

There comes a time in the life of practi- 
cally every man and woman when their di- 
gestive of eliuilnative organs, or botli fail 
to respond to drug prepared by human skill. 
In fact drugs seem to do them about as 
much har mas good for their systems rebel 
against all drugs. These are the cases which 
physicians call "stubborn" and "chronic" for 
the reason that they persist in spite of drug 
treatment. I do not refer to incurable dis- 
eases such as cancer and consumption, but 
to that larger class of functional disorders 
which we meet every day, where the or- 
gans of digestion and elimination are im- 
paired. 

For this class of cases our best physician.-; 
rntl our big city sp'-cialists send their 
v/ealthy patients to the m.'ne.'a! springs, 
where, in the greac m^'.iority of cases they 
are. permanently restcrea or decidedly bene- 
fited. But what about tie pocr j.-ianwho has 
n(,t the nuuuy or the busy man or woman 
who cannot spare the time t spend several 
weeks or possibly months at a health re- 
sort? Shall circumstances deny them the 
rest( ration to health \, hich Nature has pro- 
vided? Read my answtr in the coupon at 
t'.'.e bottom of this page. 

I have M e utnrio?t confidence in the Sh; 
var MiiniMl Sprir.;; Waier for to it 1 ow^t 
my Ue.sto; -jtion to health and probab!y my 
lifi' It 1 made vu- ttns of thousands of 
friends in part of America and even ir> 
foreign countries, whose faces I have never 
seen. Yet I count them my friends for the 
Shivar Spring Water has bound them to me 
by lasting gratitude. 

I ask you to read their letters, a few sam- 
ples of which I publish below for your ben- 
efit, and if you find among them any en- 
couragement as to you. own health do not 
hesitate to accept my offer which has no 
limits or conditions except those shown on 
the coupon. If you could read the letters 




that come to me daily, numbering about ten 
thousand a yaar, and t'le -vast majority of 
them similar to those printed below, you 
would not wonder that I make this offer dis- 
playing my absolute confidence in the rest- 
orative powers of Shivar Mineral Water. 
INDIGESTION. 

Savannah, Georgia. 
I was suffering with indigestion, stomach 
and liver disorders and all Its train of hor- 
rifying phenomena for several months. I had 
lived on milk, soft eggs, shredded wheat, a 
very insufficient diet for an active working 
man. and, of courso, from cl!!jeasc ard star- 
vation, was in a very low .■.tato of laervous vi- 
tality a:ul general debility. I orrte-ed ten gal- 
lons of your mineral water, v/hich I used 
ocntinuously, reordering when necessary 
and ir four months gained twenty-nine 
wunas, was strong and perfectly well, and 
have worked practi>:'any every day since. 
It ai'ts as a general re'iovaior of the system. 
I p-etcribe it in my prnctice, and it has in 
pveiv instance had the desired effects. It 
ii< c^se^ti;>l to use th.s water in as large 
quai titiPK as possible, for its properties are 
su 'i:,pi)ily blended iind .n such proportion 
that they will not tiisturb the most delicate 
Ly:-tem. It is pureiy Nauire's remedy. ■ 
A. L n. AVANT, M. D. 

La Grai.gc, Ga . Nov. 2-5, 1914. 
I feel it my duty to suffering humanity to 
make public announcement of the benefits I 
have derived from Shivar Spring Water. I 
have been a sufferer for the past twenty- 
five years from indigestion and dyspepsia. 
After one week's trial of Shivar Water I 
commenced to improve and after drinking it 
for four weeks I gained fifteen pound. I 
feel better and stronger than I have in 
twenty-five years. I strongly recommend 
this water to anyone with stomach trouble 



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or any character, and truly believe it will 
cure ulcer of the stomach. I am writing this 
voluntarily and trust it will fall in the 
hands of many who are so unfortunate as 
tc be afflicted with indigestion and nervous 
dyspepsia. C. V. TRUITT, 

President Unity Cotton Mills. 



DYSPEPSIA. 

Baltimore, Md., April 30, 1914. 
For many years I suffered with stomach 
• ■ouble as a direct result of asthma. I con- 
sulted the very best specialist in this coun- 
tvv. and spent quite a large sum of money 
m nvy endeavor to get relief. However, I 
had al)out fome to the conclusion tnat my 
case was nopeiess. but by accident I hap- 
pened to get hold of on« of your booklets, 
and d<'cid> d to try Shivar Spring Water. 
After diiniring the water for about three 
weeks I \\ as entirely relieved, and since that 
time have suffered but little inconvenience 
frcra my trouble. I clieerfiiUy recom- 
mend the use of yo,'.r water t:; any one 
that may be suffering I'rcni stoma cli t;ou- 
ble. 

OSCAR T. SMITH. 
Vlce-Pres. Young & Selden Co., Bank Sta- 
tioners. 

Buena Vista, Va., Oct. 2, 1914. 
It is a great pleasure to tell you that your 
water has been a great benefit, I may say 
a great blessing, to me. My wife says it 
has helped me more than anything else I 
ever tried. I have been, for thirty years, a 
sufferer from stomach trouble. 

REV. E. K. ROWE. 
Co-President Southern Seminary. 
RHEUMATISM. 

Leeds, S. C. 
I have tested your Spring Water in sev- 
eral cases of rheumatism, chronic indiges- 
tion, kidney and bladder troubles, and find 
that it has acted nicely in each case, and I 
believe that if used continuously for a rea- 
sonable time will produce a permanent cure. 
It will purify the blood, relieve debility, 
stimulate the actio nof the liver, kidneys 
and bladder, aiding them in throwing off all 
poisonous matter. 

C. A. CROSBY, M. D. 

Florence, S. C. 
1 suffered with indigestion and kidney 
trouble and a year ago was stricken with 
acute articular rheumatism; was helpless 
for months, and since using your Spring 
Water I am walking without any crutch and 
improving daily. Indigestion much relieved. 
I wish I could write Shivar Spring Water in 
the sky so that the world could become ac- 
quainted with it. MRS. THEO. KUKER. 
BILIOUSNESS. 
Greenville, S. C, Feb. 26, 1914. 
For over two years, following a nervous 
breakdown, I have suffered with a liver ao 



torpid that ordinary remedies were abso- 
lutely powerless. Under such circumstances 
I came to Shivar Spring and began drink- 
ing the water. Upon advice however, the 
first night I took a laxative; the second 
night a milder one. Since then I have 
taken none at all. The effect of the water 
has been remarkable — its action on my liver 
most marked, and my health and spirits 
greatly improved. I am satisfied that the 
laxative, followed by the water, was the 
proper treatment in my case. My condition 
is now perfect. S. A. DERIEUX. 

RENAL AND CYSTIC. 

Columbia, S. C. 

I suffered for eight years with kidney 
trouble and inflammation of the bladder to 
the extent that I would have to get up dur- 
ing the night some five or six times. After 
using tihs water only a few days. I am 
entirely relieved and suffer no more effect 
of the trouble whatever. J. P. D. 

High Point, N. C, Oct. 6, 1914. 

My wife had a bad kidney trouble for sev- 
eral year.s. She has been using the water 
only about three weeks and it has already 
made her a new woman. Her color is much 
improved, her appetite is all that she could 
wish for, her digestion seems to be perfect. 
We give Shivar Springs credit for it all. 

T. G. S. 

GALLSTONES. 

Greenville, S. C. 

Shivar Spring Water cured my mother of 
gall stones, or, I might say, it snatched her 
from the hospital door, as the doctors had 
said nothing short of an operation would do 
her any good. After drinking the water she 
was able to get out of bed, and is today stout 
and healthy. I hope these few lines will be 
of help to some one suffering, as my mother 
did. W. J. STRAWN. 

Williamston, N. C, Oct. 3, 1914. 

My doctor said I would have to be oper- 
ated on for gall-stones, but since I have 
been drinking your water i haven't had to 
have a doctor. W. H. EDWARDS. 

Fill Out Coupon and Mall It Today. 
SHIVAR SPRING 

Box 55T, Shelton, S. C. 

Gentlemen: I accept your offer and 
enclose-herewith two dollars ($2.00) for ten 
gallons of Shivar Mineral Spring Water. 
I agree to give it a fair trial in accord- 
ance with the instructions which you 
will send, and if I derive no benefit 
therefrom yo« agree to refund the price 
in full upon receipt of the two empty 
demijohns, which I agree to return 
promptly. 

Name 

P. O 

Express office 

Please Write dlstinotly. 



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City Physicians Explain Why They 
Beautiful Healthy Women 



Now Being Used By Over 

Quickly transforms the flabby flesh, toneless tissues, and pallid 
health and beauty— Often iiicrca;es the &tr<r gth of delicate, 



Vo 



11 



!ailv 



estiniat«^(l that tl\^■ i ■iI^h -i . 

in this country aionr are taking M.xated 
Iron Such astonisnuiK ret nils have 1h t n 
ri-ported from its use both l)y t.cx toi^ dnd 
]uvinen- that a number of well-known i)h>hi- 
■ iuns in various parts oi the country have 
been asked to explain why they presciil)e 
it so extensively, and why it apparently pro- 
duces so much better results than were ob 
tained from the old forms of inorganic iron. 

ICxtracts from some ot the h-tteis i(-fei\- 
e<l are f?iven Ix^low . 




Dr. King a Nen- ^ oi k v:;;c]a n ai 
thor says. "There can be no vm.iicn: 
rn<"n without iron. 

Pallor means anacnna. 

Anaemia means (icticiciic\ I ii<' si 
anaemic m(>n and wcnncn i- pale 
flesh tiabbv. The muscles hn U khu 
brain fags and the rncMn)i\ lails and 
otten become weak, nervous, iiriiabl 
spond(!nt and mclanchol". \\ iien th( 
goes trom the blood ot wiiincn. the 
go from their checks. 

In the most c-ommon loodn (jt Anieru 
starches, su.t;ars. table sviups. candie; 
ished rice, white bread, soda cracker 
cmts. macaroni, spaghetti, tainoca. 
larina. dcgerniiiiaied (ornnieal. no Ion 
iron to he tound. Refining processes 
removed the iron ot Mother I'.aitb 
ihcse impoverished bv throwing dow 
'vaste-Pine the w-ater ir which onr v 



rave iron 1 
1 liereioi 



It 



vouthtnl vim and 
must supply the u 
by using some toi 
vou would use ^ 
enough salt. 



alt 




Dr. Sauer a Boston pli 
iidied both in this conn 
iropean Medical Institr.i 
ve said a hundred times 



all strength builders. It 



Nuxated Iro 



thousands ot 
jpe. consmnpl 



Not long a 
learlv half : 
:iv(^ him a [ 



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Prescribe Nuxated Iron To Make 
And Strong, Vigorous Men 



Five Million People Daily 

cheeks of weak, anaemic men and women int« a perfect glow of 
nervousrun down folks 200 per cent in two weeks time. 

man; iu tact a young man he really was not- 
withstanding his age. The secif-t, lip said, 
was taking iron — nuxated ircu hrd iillnd 
him with renewed lite. At 2n lie was in 
bad health; at 4ii he was (.-arHWDin and neai- 



ly all i 
his ta(( 



■outh. 



Iron i.s absolutely necessary to enable 
your blood to change food into living tissue. 
Without it. no matter hov/ much or what 
you eat. your food merely passes through 
you without doing you any good. You don't 
get tlic St 1 t ilt;! h out of, and as :i conse- 
quence vun hf. oiiic weak, pale and sickly 
looking, just like a plant trying to grow in 
a soil deficient in iron. 

If you are not strong or well you owe it 
to yourself to make the following; test: See 
how long you can work or how far you 
can walk without becoming tired. Next 
take two five-grain tablets of ordinary nux- 
ated iron three times per day after meals 
for two meals tor two weeks. Then test 
your strength again and see how much you 
have gained I havf' sien dozens of ner- 
vous run. down ix ople w ho were ailing all 
the while doulilf their snength and endur- 
ance and entirely lid iliemsi'lves of all 
symptoms of dyspei)sia. liver and other 
troubles in from ten to fouiteen days' time, 
simply by taking iron i the proper form. 
And this, after I hey :iad i i some cases been 
doctoring for months wiihout ol)tainirig any 
benefit. Lut don't take the old forms of re- 
duced iron, iioii are; te. <,.■ tinctui!- of iron 
sinipl.\- to sa.\i a 




Its. The i 
e for the i 



Dr. Schuyler C". Jaques another New York 
physician, said: "I have never before given 
out any medical information or advice for 
publication, as I ordinarly do not believe in 
it. But in the case of Nuxated Iron I feel I 
would be remiss in my duty not to mention 
it. I have taken it myself and given it to 
my patients with most surprising and satis- 
factory results. And those who wish quick- 
ly to increase their strength, power and en- 
durance will find it a most remarkable and 
wonderfully effective remedy." 

NOTE— Nuxated Iron is not a patent med- 
icine nor secret remedy but one which is 
well known to druggists and whose iron con- 
stituents is widely pre.scribed by eminent 
physicians everywhere. Unlike the older 
inorganic iron products, it is easily assimi- 
lated, does not injure the teeth, make them 
black nor up:;et the stomach; on the con- 
trary, it is most potent remedy, in nearly 
all forms of indigestion, as well as for ner- 
vous run-down conditions. The manufac- 
turers have such great confidence in Nuxat- 
ed iron that they offer to forfeit .$100.00 to 
any charitable institution if they cannot 
take any man or woman under 60 who lacks 
iron and increase their strength 200 per 
<^ent. or over in four weeks' -"imG provided 
they have no serious organic trouble. They 
also offer to refund your money if it does 
not at least double your strength and endur- 
ance in ten days' time. It is dispensed by 
■■)1) druggists 



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- — " 

WHEN Y^U WAKE 
UP DRINK GLASS 
OF HOT WATER 



Wash the poisons and toxins from 
system before putting more. 
food into ptorr.acl^. 



Says inside-batliiiig mal<es any- 
one lootc and Seel clean, 
sweet and refreshed. 



Wash yourself on the inside before 
breakfast like you do on the outside. This 
is vastly more important because the skin 
pores do not absorb impurities into the 
blood, causing illness, while the bowel pores 
do. 

For every ounce of food and drink taken 
into the stomach, nearly an ounce of watei 
material must be carried out of the body. 
If this waste material is not eliminated day 
by day it quickly ferments and generates 
poisons, grases and toxins which are absorb- 
ed or sucked into the blood stream, through 
the lymph ducts which should suck only 
nourishment to sustain the body. 

A splendid health measure is to drink, 
before breakfast each day, a glass of real 
hot water with a teaspoonful of limestone 
phosphate in it, which is a harmless way 
to wash these poisons, gases and toxins 
from the stomach, liver, kidneys and bow- 
els; thus cleansing, sweetening and fresh- 
ing the entire alimentary canal before put- 
ting more food into the stomach. 

A quarter pound of limestone phosphat:; 
costs but very little at the drug store but -t 
suffiiceut to make anyone an enthusiast on 
inside-bathing. Men and women who are 
accustomed to wake up with a dull, aching 
head or have furred tongue, bad taste, nasty 
breath, sallow complexion, others who have 
billious attacks, acid stomach or constipa- 
tion are assured of pronounced improve- 
ment in both health and appearance shortly. 



BEAUTIFY YOUR HOME GROUNDS! 

Write us for our FREE illustrated book on 
"Simple Plantings for Southern Homes." It 
will give you some good ideas on how to 
make your home attractive and beautiful by 
planting the right kind of vines, shrubbery, 
and trees. Also write for our catalog vhich 
is full of pratical information on setting out 
and caring for trees and plants. 

J. VAN LINDLEY NERSERY COMPANY. 
Box J. Pomona. N. C. 



Appointments 

ELDERS E. F. POLLARD AND T. G. 
GOULD. 

Cypress Creek — Wednesday after 
1st Sunday in December, at 11 a. m. 

Bro. Jimmie Browns, 4 o'clock p. 
m, same day. 

Muddy Creek— Thursday. 

Beaver Dam — Friday. 

Sand Hills — Saturday and 2d Sun- 
day, (regular meeting). 

Will Brother Joe Houston please 
meet them at Muddy Ci-eek. 

ELDERS EURE LEE AND J. A. 

MASSENGl'LL 
Benson — Wednesday, December fi, 
1916. 

Four Oaks — Thursday. 
Smithfield— Friday. 
Old Union — Saturday and Sunday, 
December 9 and 10. 
Bethany — Monday. 
Little Creek — Tuesday. 
Fellowship — Wednesday. 
Reholboth — Thursday. 
Clement — Friday. 

Hannas Creek — Saturday and 3rd 
Sunday. 



Physician Successfully Treats Pellagra With 
Barium Rock V/ater 
Dr. Chas. E. Walker, a Charlotte, N. C. 
physician, says: "I have used Barium Rock 
Springs Water in a case of pellagra with 
very beneficial results. The skin eruption 
was entirely relieved after using fifteen 
gallons of the water and condition of the 
stomach and bowels so improved that the 
patient could eat and digest anything de- 
sired." 

Barium Rock Water is recommended for 
use only in such cases as reliable testimony 
has proven that it will give relief. If you 
are a sufferer from indigestion, dyspepsia, 
rheumatism, gout or diseases arising from 
disorders of the stomach, kidneys liver or 
bowels, if you are in a nervous, run-down 
condition, give this guaranteed water a trial, 
returned to us prepaid. Address Barium 
benefit your case, tell us so and we will 
promptly refund your $2.00. It is under- 
stood that the empty demijohns are to he 



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47 



PAINS M SIDE 
JND BACK 

How Mrs. Kelly Suffered and 
How She was Cured. 

Burlington, Wis. — 'I was very irreg- 
ular, and had pains in my side and back, 
but after taking 
I III Lydia E. Pinkham's 

Jr^'^BWiL Vegetable Com- 
MT ^HBy pound Tablets and 
1^ W-^^B using two bottles of 
'r^- ^8^1 I the Sanative Wash 
||l ' ■ I 1 am fully convinced 

1: I that I am entirely 

t cured of these trou- 

jj bles, and feel better 

I' ^ all over. I know 

> y your remedies have 

—I done me worlds of 

good and 1 hope every suffering woman 
will give them a trial." — Mrs. Anna 
Kelly, 710 Chestnut Street, Burling- 
ton, Wis. 

The many convincing testimonials con- 
stantly published in the newspapers 
ought to be proof enough to women who 
suffer from those distressing ills pecu- 
liar to their sex that Lydia E. Pinkham's 
Vegetable Compound is the medicine 
they need. 

This good old root and herb remedy 
has proved unequalled for these dread- 
ful ills ; it contains what is needed to 
restore woman's health and strength. 

If there is any peculiarity in 
your case requiring special ad- 
vice, write the Lydia E. Pink« 
ham Medicine Co. (confidential), 
Lynn, Mass., for free advice. 

!F KINlYSACT 
BAD TAKE SALTS 

Says Backache is sign you have been eating 
too much meat. 

When you wake up with backache and 
dull misery in the kidney region it general- 
ly means you have been eating too much 
meat, says a well-known authority. Meat 



forms uric acid which overworks the kid- 
neys in their efforts to filter ii from the 
Ijlood and Ihey become sort of pa;-Alyzed and 
loggy. When your kidneys get sluggish and 
clog you must relieve them, like you relieve 
your body's urinous waste, else you have 
backache, sick headache, dizzy spells; your 
stomach sours, tongue is coated, and when 
the weather is bad you nave rheumatic 
twinges. The urine is cloudy, full of sedi- 
nieni, channels often get sore, water scalds 
and you are obliged to seek relief two or 
three times during the nignt. 

Either consult a good, reliable physician 
at once or get from your piiarmacist about 
four ounces of Jad Salts; take a tablespoon- 
ful in a glass of water before breakfast for 
a few days and your kidneys will then act 
tine. This famous salts is made from the 
acid of grapes and lemon juice, combined 
with lithia, and has been used for genera- 
tions to clean and stimulate sluggish kid- 
neys, also to neutralize acids in the urine 
so it no longer irritates, thus ending blad- 
der weakness. 

Jad Salts is a life saver for regular meat 
eatjei^s. It is inexpensive, ctnnot itnjure 
and make a delightful, effervescent lithia- 
water drink. 



HIGHEST CASH PRICES PAID 

for Rags of all kinds. Brass, Co'pper and all 
grades of Metals, old Auto Tires and Rub- 
ber of all descriptions. Books and Maga- 
zines, Hides, Wool and Old Feathers. Write 
for prices. 

LYNCHBURG IRON & METAL CO., 
Lynchburg, Virginia 
References: Banks of Lyncnburg. 
Catarrh is an excessive secretion accom- 
panied with chronic inflammation, from the 
ocuons membrane. Hood's Sarsr.parill:'. ads 
on the raucous membrane through the blootl 
reduces inflammation, establishes healthy 
action, and radically cures all cases of ca- 

t arrh. 

DAINTY COOK BOOK FREE 

This year make some delicious home made 
CHRISTMAS CANDIES for your own use, 
or put up GIFT BOXES for your friends. Wa 
will send you FREE for the name of your 
giocer a copy of our rocine book "Daintv 
Desserts for Dainty People, which r.hows 
you how to make these candies with Knox 
Gelatine. The book also contains a recipe 
for a wholesome, easily digested Christmas 
Plum Pudding, which v/ould be a treat for 
your Christmas Dinner, as well as reclue for 
all kinds of Jollies. Desserts and Salads. If 
you wish pint sample of KNOX SPARK- 
LINO GELATINE send 2c. stamu. or inc. 
lor two quait package, if your grocer does 
not seUit. 

KNOX GELATINZ 

201 KNOX AVE JOHNSTOWN, N. Y. 



48 



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SAGE TEA DANDY 
TO DARKEN HAIR 

It's Grandmother's Recipe to Bring Baclc 
Color and Lustre to Hair 

You can turn gray, fat'cd li;.:'- be.' nl if'ul'.y 
dark and lustrous almost over night if you'll 
get a 50-cent. bottle of "Wyeth's Sage and 
Sulphur Compound" at any drug store. Mil 
lions of bottles of this old famous Sage Te;i 
Recipe, improved by the addition of otliei 
ingredients, are sold annually, says a wfll- 
know druggist here, because it darkens the 
hair so naturally and evenly that no one 
can tell it has been applied. 

Those whose hair is tuinii'.n gr;'y cr hi 
coming faded have a surpise awaiting them, 
because after one of two applications the 
gray hair vanishes and your locks become 
luxuriantly dark and beautif\il. 

This is the age of youth. Gray-liaired, 
unattractive folks aren't wanted aiound, so 
get busy with Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur 
Compound tonight and you'll be delighted 
with your dark, handsome hair and your 
youthful appearance within a few days. 

This preparation is a toilet requisite and 
is not intended for the cure, mitigation or 
prevention of disease. 



Dear Brother Gold : 

1 've been impressed for sometime td 
write you a few lines for i)tiblieation in 
the Landmark, that the many dear 
Baptists M'ho have heard of my recent 
illness, might know that I am still 
spared for some purpose, alt.ho very 
weak and unable to do anything' yet. 

Since being confined to my bed on 
June 16th 1 've suflt'ered much and es- 
pecially for three months, which time 
T was down, but with all the kind and 
thoughtful services of two good phy- 
sicians, three nurses and a host of un- 
tiring friends and loved ones, through 
the mighty power of God I've been 
benefitted to a certain extent. I can 
now sit up some and walk out just a 
little. I lie out on my south porch 
during the day and that facing the 
road I can see people passing which 
helps to pass my lonely hours, when 
there is no one with whom I can talk. 

I feel this morning to be as Jonah 
down at the ocean's bottom with the 



seaweeds about my liead and just hate 
to obey this command to write, fearing 
that 1 'm not in the right spirit. The 
deal- liaptists who liave visited nie dur- 
'n\iS my dee]) troubles have been a 
source of o-reat coiiifoi-t to iiie ; t'eelint; 
Mitou'ether too vile and sinful to even 
be remembered by surli ._r,„„l people. 
Oh how much 1 do desii'e to j)raise God 
for all the blessin-s he has bestowed 
u[)on me even while in afflictions I'm 
l)owe(l. •• Attlictious tlio" they stem 
seveiv ill iiiei-ey oft 'are sent." And 
when, J was not afilicted 1 went astray 
so -lesus through suffering brings us to 
see oiif nothiimness and to realize fi'om 
wlieiice our strength must come. 

I went to Pleasant Hill last 4th Sat- 
urday and Sunday feeling hardly able 
to sit ui> long enough to go, but when I 
got tliere and heard the sweet songs of 
Zion and listened to thos.' soubstirriug 
.sermons from Elder's Pridgen and 
Hoswell, and also Brother Denson. on 
Sunday, i felt what a feast and 1 was 
strengthened so much that I felt that 
1 relished it more than some of those 
who had been having plently to eat all 
the time, it was the first i)reaching 
1 "(1 heard since February. 

it is now .iust two days to our meet- 
ing time again and oh. how bad 1 do 
want to go but dont know whether 1 
can or not. 

Well, I m very weak ami writing 
tires me so much that I'll stop, feeling 
that I can't write anything of comfort 
to anyone, as 1 feel to l»e the least if in- 
deed one at all 

I desire to ask all the dear saints 
evervwhere to pray foi' me for T feel 
the need of prayer. .May God's true 
blessings rest upon Tlis children every- 
where and especially those whom He 
sends out to proclaim His everlasting 
gospel. 

Submitted in fear and love. 
A little sister I hope. 

EMIMA T. BRAKE. 
Rocky Mount, N. C. 




mm LANDMARK 



PUBl ^'EB SEMI-MONTHLY 
WILSOP| -JRTH CAROLINA 

Primitive or ^id School Baptist 



VOL L. WILSON, N. C, DECEMBER 15, 1916 NO. 'i 





P. D. GOLD, Editor, Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LESTER, Asso. Editor, Floyd, Va. 



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It urges the people to search the scriptures, and obey 
Jesus, the King in the Holy HiU of Zion, keeping them- 
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May grace, mercy and peace be multiplied to all lovers 
of truth. 

All communications, business letters, remittances of P. 0. 
Orders, money, drafts, etc., should be sent to 

P. D. GOLD, 



Wilson, N. C. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST 



Dear Brother Gold : 

I have had a great impression to 
write you ever since January and so 
by the help of the goodness and mercy 
of the Lord I will try to do so, although 
1 feel too unworthy to write to such a 
dear one as you are. 

I am Mrs. J. R. Bryant's daughter. 
She is well acquainted with you. My 
dear Papa died December 21st, 1915 
and 0! what a great loss to us. He 
was such a dear good husband and 
father that it is so hard to give him up. 
The hardest thing I ever tried to do 
is to give up dear Papa, but I trust its 
the good Lord's will for me to become 
more reconciled yet, for he knows best 
for all things. 1 have no Papa to talk 
Avith on scripture now and he was so 
good to explain scripture to me. I hav^ 
enjoyed many hours listening to- his 
singing and reading the Bible. Papa 
loved all his children and wanted 
them to live right. He asked me to 
read the dear old Landmark one night 
while he was sick. I was in great 
trouble then and I was in fear he 
would find it out for I knew 1 could 
not keep from shedding tears, but I 
went and got the Landmark and began 
to read a beautiful experience and 0 ! 
how it touched our hearts. He would 
get so full every time any of us read to 
him that he would try to sing but for 
tears could not. He was a Primitive 
Baptist iu belief for many years but 



(lid )]ot uniti' Mitli the church until 
al».)ut ii\c years before his death. It 
scciiis [ can liear liis sweet voice at any 
time cMllini)- .Mary and Net, and Oh! 
lioAv iiis sw i'ct voice rings in my ears, 
sin^'iiiu- his xoriti' songs. I must say 
\\;is tlh- swcriest and prettiest 
coi-]isf I ,-viT s;i\\. lie looked like I' 
tiiiiik all aiiiicl from Heaven would 
lonk. WIm ii we were grieving over 
liis il. ar (lid body in the casket, I be- 
lif\r if Ih' could have s])oken he would 
liavc said, "Dear wife and children 
doiid urieve. I ;uii SO liuppy, just pray 
to <o)d 1o MM'ct inc in Heaven." 

l{)-otliei' Cold, 1 have been in great 
troulde ever since 1014. In 1915 my 
troubles ei-ew so heavy upon me I fel* 
1 could not hi'ar them. I have not had 
g-ood health this yeai'. I had tAVO hard 
spells, tirst appi'iidicitis and second 
Acute i'ndmcsl ion, and Oh! so many 
times did 1 sa\ , Lord luive mercy i:^pon 
me a iM,oi- sinner.- tbongh I felt the 
o(„,d Lord was iiuMviful to me. I felt 
so sinful 1 did not feel Avorthy of his 
goodiH'ss and mercy. In 1914 I had a 
])cculiai- spell. If ev(*r T thought I Avas 
1 Avould not be saved unless a great 
change Avas made. My desire was 
Oh ! Lord may I be better prvjpared to 
leave this Avorld when thou seest cause 
take me. I felt I would be wdling 
to die if I Avas fit. A calm feolinij 
came over me and I felt I loved every 
body and wanted to be witk «7»d « 



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people. So I promised myself to try 
to live a better life but instead it seem- 
ed 1 did worse. I am so thankful to 
say the good Lord has answered my 
imperfect prayers. I professed a hope 
in 1915, during a revival meeting at 
Spring Garden Presbyterian church. 
Sometimes my hope was so little I 
thought I would throw it by and some- 
times it seemed sufficient if I were 
called to die. And that dear little 
hope has lead me to my daily prayer 
I had been attending the meeting regu- 
larly and had several pretty dreams. 
One of them I will tell you of. One 
day as I went to lie down to take a nap 
I asked the good Lord to show me in 
a dream the right path, and I believe 
he did. I dreamed the two preachers 
that were carrying on the meeting at 
Spring Garden were standing over me 
begging me to come, and I said, "No 
God, I can't come." They said why? 
I said, I love the Primitive Baptists 
and want to be with them. It seem- 
ed I was almost smothering to death 
and I said, "Lord have mercy upon me, 
and I arose. That dream was very 
plain to me, and all that day these 
words were with me. "Straight is the 
way, and narrow is the path." I was 
in so much trouble I did not feel fit to 
be with the dear old Primitive Bap- 
tists for fear I would deceive them. 
After that dream I was comforted a 
little. This poor sinful soul lingered 
on feeling too uoworthy to offer to the 
dear Primitive Baptists, until the first 
Saturday in August. I went to Mal- 
mason that day and I asked the Lord 
to be with me tl^at morning if it was 
his will. Brother Evans preached. It 
seemed he preached and prayed alto- 
gether to me. I felt hated by. every- 
body and thought they would scorn me 
if I went to tell my troubles. When 
brother Evans gave 'oft'ering I thought 
I would go and tell them my feelings 
]i«t f«ared tkey would not receive oie. 



My heart was in my throat and did 
not go and tell my feeling then for I 
could not. When preaching was over 
I was talking to Bro. Evans, telling 
hnn my troubles before I hardly knew 
it. lie asked me if I wanted to talk 
to tlie eliureh and I told him I wanted 
to but feared they would not fellow- 
ship me. He said that was the kind he 
Avanted. So I told him I would try to 
tell my feelings, but I could not tell 
then and never will. But to my great 
sui prise I was received and Oh ! what 
.icy for me. I was baptised the fourth 
Sunday in August and what a glorious 
day for me. Oh! that was the hap- 
piest hour for me for when I was com- 
ing out of the water I felt that I was 
walking the golden streets. 

All the brethren and sisters looked 
alike to me and all praising and rejoic- 
ing. I was so happy and my every 
breath was praise the Lord, Oh ! my 
soul. Oh ! praise his sweet name. I 
fear I will never be that happy any 
more. Dear gracious Lord be with me, 
"Jesus is thy charming name, it's mus- 
ic to my ear. Fain would I sound it 
out so loud, that earth and heaven 
might hear." 

We had such a good meeting at Mt. 
Springs that day. Bro Evans and Bro. 
Boaze preached and no one knows how 
I enjoyed that meeting. My cup was 
full and running over. It seems to me 
that Bro. Boaze had told my feelings 
better than any one I ever heard. I 
dreamed of him preaching to me and 
set the day for me to be baptised before 
I ever saw him. Never before had I 
felt like I have since that day. If I 
am not changed by the grace of God I 
hope I am not changed at all. On the 
Sunday after I united with the church 
and on the day before I arose with 
these words, "I will sing and praise 
him all the day," and these words en- 
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91 



and forbid them not to come unto me 
for of such is the kingdom of heaven. ' ' 
One good consolation I have Brother 
Gold is this: the scripture has been 
opened to me so much plainer than 
ver before. I once was lost but now 
am found, was blind and now I see ; by 
the help of God I trust in thee, Oh ! is 
there any one like me? My brother, 
L. A. Bryant, took mama and I to 
Malmason the day I joined and vre 
spent the night with him and never be- 
fore have I enjoyed such a visit at his 
home. 1 am the youngest child of 
mama's twelve children and all of 
them are living ecept two. Our oldest 
sister was taken from us in 1907. All 
of us are united with the church now 
but one and that is my brother, C. D. 
Bryant. I dreamed a few nights be- 
fore I Avas baptised that he joined me at 
the water and we both were rejoicing 
and praising the Lord as we went into 
the water and dear sweet papa was 
standing on the banks happy as could 
be. I have had many sweet dreams 
about papa since his death and in al- 
most every one he is rejoicing and say- 
ing he is well. I am thankful to the 
good heavenly Father that our mama 
is with us to comfort our aching hearts 
in our troubles. 

Bro. Gold I know you don't re- 
member my face although I have heard 
you preach so many times, I have not 
heard you this year but did last and 
I certainly enjoyed your preaching. 
I think of you so often. I had a dream 
about you when but a little girl, and 

Brother Gold, I hope you will 
tell me what you think of dreams, 
I have so many. Well as I fear I will 
not make this interesting I will stop. 

"I am a stranger here below, and 
what. I am 'ti^ heard to know, I am so 
vile, so prone to sin, I fear that I am 
not born again." Pray for us and 
Mama. 



A little sister I hope. 

NETIE M. ABBOTT. 
Java, Va., K. F. D. 



"THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUS- 
NESS." 

Jeremiah xxiii-6. This .is one of the 
names of Jesus, one which was proph- 
sied he should be called. He has many 
names. Beloved, Guide, Protector, 
Elder Brother, Lord of lords, King of 
kings, "Wonderful, Councelor, The 
Mighty God, The Prince of Peace, The 
Everlasting Father, and many others 
all of Avhich are very beautiful to Hi* 
people. None see the beauty in these 
names as applied to him until they are 
born again. _ 

Tlio ])ropliecy of Jeremiah is very 
stron.L:-, the word shall is frequently 
used and when, as in this prophecy it 
is used by Jehovah, while it implies fu- 
ture, yet it is as sure as though it had 
already taken place. God's "wills" 
and "shalls" are sure — no failure. 
He says they shall be my people, and I 
will be their God, no uncertainty with 
our God, for there is no event, circum- 
stance, or condition unseen or un- 
known by Him. Seeing the end from 
the beginning calls for a clear and un- 
obstructed view of intervening time, 
and our every thought and move was 
clearly foreknown by Him. All 
events are in accordance with His fore- 
known and predetermined plan. I use 
the words of another which I think 
convey my meaning. "Sometime we 
think we act as we please, forgetting 
that God gives us the please and that 
every act of our being is according to 
dictated plan." The prophet here in 
this chapter is fore telling of the com- 
ing of Jesus and that in His days 
Judah should be saved and Israel 
should dwell safely, both Judah and 
Israel had wandered far away from 
Israel yet they prophesied speaking lies 



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lies. Many false prophets had arisen, 
Avhom God had not sent, yet they ran, 
he had not spoken to them or called 
them and given them a message for 
Jsreal yet they prophisied speaking lies 
— profaning the house of God, but 
Jeremiah was an entirely dififerent 
prophet from these : the Lord had 
spoken to him as tlie first chapter 
shows saying "Before I formed thee 
•,ixi the belly I kncAv thee, and before 
thou camest forth out of the womb I 
sanctified thee and I ordained thee a 
prophet unto the nations." When God 
calls one like his he is not going to 
prohecy a lie, but if God don't call 
him how can he prophecy the truth. 
Jeremiah says then, that he is a child 
and can not speak, but the Lord told 
him not to say he was a child, "for 
thou shalt go to all that I shall send 
thee and whatsoever I command thee 
thou shalt speak." Surely Jeremiah 
felt to be a child and doubtless in a 
two-fold sense, that is he, only man, to 
be thus dealt with by the God of all, 
he would so realize his weakness and 
inability before God. Man may be 
great in his own eye but when the Lord 
comes near he diminishes so fast that 
instantly he becomes less than nothing 
and Jeremiah being no exception he felt 
a child, also doubtless, he felt to be a 
child of God. And the Lord put forth 
His hand and touched his mouth and 
said 'Behold I have put my words in 
thy mouth." Noav Jeremiah is a true 
prophet for Gods word is in his mouth 
to speak to Israel. Many of the words to 
them were very unpleasant for them to 
hear for this was in a time of much 
idolatrous practice in Israel and he told 
them of their sins in idolatry and what 
terrible things the Lord would visit 
upon them : one thing he was told to tell 
them was: "I will make Jerusalem 
heaps, and a den of dragons and I will 
make Judah desolate without an in- 
habitant." Ninth chapter, eleventh 



verse, this with many, many others, 
like nature must surely been very ter- 
rible in the ears of the inhabitants 
thereof. Yet it wa.^ the word of God 
and should and did take place and our 
portion today is often to be in heaps, 
a den of dragons and desolate, but this 
does not sever the sacred, tender and 
eternal relationship between us and our 
God, for He makes us that way, and 
here now is a more pleasant prophecy 
that the days come that He would rais« 
unto David a righteous branch and 
Judah should be saved and Israel 
should dwell safely, and the name of 
the Ring should be called "The Lord, 
Our Righteousness." AVe see here that 
all this prophecy was and is to God's 
people, and wlien desolation, famine, 
the SAvoi'd aiul iicstilence is visited on 
one it is no si-u tliat he is not a child 
of God, but rather that he is a child, 
for He scourgeth every son he receiv- 
eth, and if ye be Avithout Chastiz«- 
ment whereof all are partakers ye art 
bastards and not sons. 

This King was then promised and 
now is come and He is the God of them 
who are afar of equally so as the God 
of them that are near. And now this 
King Avho is the Lord Our Righteous- 
ness is come and ha;? set up His temple 
in the hearts of men, for it is by the 
light of the knowledge of the glory of 
God in the face of Jesus Christ that we 
see all these things : it shows us first, 
our lost estate, our miserable and sinful 
condition in the sight of an Holy God, 
this is the first thing his light reveals to 
us, it does not put wickedness in us, 
is the first thing his light reveals to us, 
but, reveals to us that Avhich is already 
there, what we of ourselves realy are, 
a den of dragons in heaps and desolate, 
and by nature we are never any better, 
we are all equally, sinners, but the 
promise is to them that are near, and 
to them that are afar off. The Lord 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



5t 



•ur Righteousness is just exactly what 
Jesus is to a sinner, for by this Light 
that is turned on him the sinner which 
is the most powerful of all search 
lights, for it reveals everything. All 
manner of uucleanness in us. Simply 
one mass of corruption, no soundness 
at all, but in the fullness of time this 
Light also reveals to us that the Loi'cl 
that he is become our righteousness. We 
are clothed in his righteousness for 
what we thought was good or righte- 
ousness in us is but filthy rags. 
And just as sure as one knows 
he is a sinner and he can only 
know it by the knowledge of Jesus 
Christ, he Avill also know that this same 
Jesus is become his righteousness, for 
where he begins a good work he will 
perform it unto the day of Jesus Christ. 
And he has begun a good work in one 
when he shows to that one his sinful 
condition his wickedness and short 
comings. Oh, the way is so very differ- 
ent from all human conception, it is 
beyond the possibilities of natural com- 
prehension. "Eye hath not seen nor 
rav heard, neither hath it intered into 
the heart of man the things which God 
hath prepared for them that love him." 
You love Him don't you? Oh Lord 
thou knowest all things, thou knowest 
th:it T love thee. 

Our greatest wisdom to Him is fool- 
ishness and how different are our pray- 
ers, but so different from what we can 
imagine, we oft time fail to recognize 
' he answer and are sure to unless we 
are shown by Him that this very thing 
is an answer to our cry. 

"1 asked the Lord that I might grow 
In faith and love and every grace. 

Might. more of his salvation know 
And seek more earnestly his face." 

"Twas He Avho taught me thus to pray 
And He I trust has answered prayer. 



But it has been in sueh a way 

As almost drove me to despair." 

The Lord's i)eople know the trutli of 
these lines as composed by Newton long 
ago, for the experiences of the Lord's 
people are the same in every age, and 
whether we feel that we understand or 
wliether we are "all at sea." He is our 
Righteousness and by his righteous 
obedience we are saved in him. His 
willing obedience even unto death has 
forever freed us from tlie law of sin 
and death, the demands of justice ar« 
answered, the wrath of God appeased 
and we stand before God in Christ 
Jesus, clothed in His rigteousness 
which by virtue of union Head and 
body, is our rigliteousncss without spot, 
or wrinkle oi- any sncli tiling, and not 
unto ns Oil Lord l)nt unto thee be all 
praise now and forever. Blessed ar« 
they tliat mourn for they shall be com- 
forted." We are not blessed becausa 
we mourn, but the mourning is a bless- 
ing. We are blessed with a knowledge 
of ourselves and of Him who is the 
Chiefest among ten thousand and the 
one altogether lovely, we mourn be- 
cause we are not like him, we mourn in 
his absence because of the tender rela- 
tionship that binds us to him. He is 
our righteousness. He is our God and 
friend, our Elder Brother, the Head of 
the body. We mourn because we want 
to be like him now, we wish to be freed 
from sin, we mourn because the things 
we would do, we do not and the things 
we would not do, that we do, but we 
shall be comforted for he is our righte- 
ousness and we shall awake in his like- 
ness and be satisfied. 

This in an exhaustless theme and one 
might go on and on writing of Jesus 
and what he is to the sinner. I have 
been made to fully realize this, that 
Jesus is all there is to speak or write 
about, and though I write volumes or 



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sp'^nk mvsolf nonrso nnr1 do not pre- 
sent Jesus It IS nil PMtliiiio-. ^Jv writ- 
iny' IS o-ih- (it r,.i- (l;!:;,,.s. ;,„,! of ;| 

(1:!V-s tnlkin..' I :vn l)..r,,VM. ns souiid- 



.I(sn- 



— a vai'U'tv. Not iii 
flinniriiii)-. vet cxor tin' 



:itu 



On 



<I;i 



110(1 with 



' \r. n;:i y I vas burd- 
■r t(. l)ut noth- 

iiiu' cauic 1o III!', ihc l)iii':l(>ii increased 
with i!i\- !'iii|>1 Mil ss toward even I 
took up ui\- Itih'i' and closed my eyes, 
l)reathcd a sm. •(-]■,■ ilcsu'e tliat the Lord 
wouhl slioAi- 11!!' s!;:iiething to write 
about. I Moidd oiicn the book with 
iny eyes closed, jilac;' mv thumb on a 
certain place on the pa^e which ])laee 
I felt to hope tlie Lord would show 
rne somethiiip' of and puide my thoughts 
and pen. When I opened the book and' 
placed my thumb, opened my eyes and 
found the book open at the fly leaf of 
the New Testament on which reads 
"Tlie New Testament of Our Lord and 
Savior Jesus Christ", my thumb on the 
words 'Jesus Christ." 1 was miser- 
able at first thought as the book was 
not open at some verse of scripture, 
Imt second thought Avas that those two 
words "Jesus Christ" was the Sun and 
substance of all scripture that it is 
an inexhaustable subject which the 
Lord had given me according to my 
desire, for had I the ability to write 
or speak steadily all the days of my 
life I could not begin to tell the half of 
the length and breadth and depth of 
what Jesus Christ is to a sinner, nor 
what the sinner is to Him. He is the 
Lord our Righteousness, we are his 
body clothed in his righteousness. He 
is the Chiefest one among ten thous- 
and, one altogether lovely to us and 
we are as dear to Him as the apple of 
his eye. And Unto Him who is more 



to us than we can even think be al 
honor and glory now and world with- 
out end. Amen. 

Your unworthy brother, 

F. SELBY FISHER. 

Salisbury, I\Id. 



Newark, Deleware, Nov. 26, 1916. 
Dear Brother Gold: 

The poetry under the caption of 
"Christ, The Ap])le Tree" in Vol. L. 
No. 1, November 15th, 1916, was sweet 
and edifying to me. Coming as il did 
from the author, Elder Keene, made it 
sweeter, in a sense, for he is givci such 
sweet precious grace from above, when- 
ever he writes, (and it has bcM a long 
time since I have heard his voici on the 
stand, only a boy in tender yeuirs when 
heard him, but his Avriting in the Signs 
and Landmark is truly of the Scirit, or 
it could not edify such a Avorm as 1. It 
would seem he had a sw^eet exercise of 
mind on 2nd Chap. Song of Solomon, 
3rd to 5th verses. The apple tree as 
spoken of there is the king of trees of 
the wood and such a beautiful compar- 
ison he made to "King Jesus," and 
His fruits. The fruit of the apple tree 
is so sweet and palitable to the taste, 
then how much sweeter are the fruits 
of His Spirit, "love, joy, peace, long 
meekness temperance: against such 
there is no law." 

This brings to mind these words of 
Newton— "How sweet the name of 
Jesus sounds in a believer's ear. It 
sooths his sorrow, heals his wounds, 
and drives away his fear. It makes the 
wounded spirit whole, and calms the 
troubled breast ; tis manna to the hun- 
gry soul, and to the weary rest. Dear 
name, the rock on which I build, my 
shield and hiding place ; my never- 
failing treasury, filled with boundless 
stores of grace" — It would seem Elder 
Keene 's visitation of the "grace of 
life" is wonderful and pleasant to him 
and it is most surely to others, "for 



nON'S LAMDMABK 



65 



as the rain cometh down, and the snow Nothing then can trouble me 

from heaven, and returneth not thith- AH cares take to their wings, 

er, but watereth the earth, and maketh And I ever feel to happy be, 

it bring forth and bud, that i may give Whenever Stanfield sings, 
seed to the sower, and bread to the 

eater: so shall my Avord be that goeth I cherish still his pleasant songs, 

forth out of my mouth : it shall not re- When melody ever fills 

turn unto me void, but it shall accom- The heart of him Avho is athirst, 

plish that which I piease, and it shall And their echo lingers still, 
prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." 

As he said once, that grace, that ap- I fancy now hear him sing 

pearing unto us is all we have to feast Those songs to me so dear, 

upon in this time-state, and it is pre- Most pleasant thoughts to me they 

cious whenever it comes into us, when bring 

He prepares us to receive it. Yes, it My drooping heart they cheer, 
is pleasant and delightful to sit beneath 

that shadow, the shadow of the Apple ^he greatest of joys on earth I find 

Tree; refreshing, and it surely is rav- j^^.^ ^^^^ ^-^^^^ of 

ishing music to us poor sinners grop- Like golden chords they seem to bii 

ing along, awaiting "IIis coming". His ^^ ^j^^ -^yj^^ throng, 
second coming, then and then only we 



shall be like Him, and see Him as He 
is. 



But none seem so sweet to me. 
Nor does this memory cling. 

Nor do I feel so full and free, 
As wlien our Stanfield sings. 



The tune of the original song entitled 
"under the shade of the old apple 
tree,"' can be sweetly applied to this 
poetry of dear Elder Keene's words, 
and together with the sentiment con- 
tained in his words, is sweet melody 
to the heart. 



And m;iy lio sing if God be pleased. 

The drooping hearts to cheer. 
And wlieu liis useful life is is ceased 

His memory will be here. 



J. B. MILLER. 



Those sweet and pleasant songs, 
I pause to catch the parting strain 



WHEN STANFIELD SINGS 
O pleasant 'tis to her him sing 



With chorus loud and strong. 



And when from us he takes his leave. 

And by others is supplied. 
Well remember still liis favorite song. 

'"Cast down but not destroyed." 

— B. W. Coweu. 



No more I think of sorrows past, 
Nor troubling thoughts caress. 
The sweetest always is the last. 



Iliplilx- ]]sl rcnied Brotlier: — I desire 
to liavi' spiii'i' in your paper, the Land- 
mark, to '(wi' a short accouar ol: my 
late visit to North Carolina and South 
Georgia. 1 left home on the 5th day of 
October, IOK;, to fill appointments as 
ai'raiifi'cd l>y yourself, commencing at 
Tarboro, -\. C. L did not reach Tarbo- 



Elder P. D. Gold, 



New IMarket, Ala. 



And every one the best. 



I think no more of daily care. 
My mind's no more employed, 

I grope no more in deep despair, 
I f«el no aching void. 



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ro in time to fill my appointment there 
but met all the balance of them as ar- 
ranged. I was at 3 associations, Con- 
tentnea, White Oak and Black Creek, 
and churches as follows in North Caro- 
lina .and South Georgia: Meadow, 
Mewborns, North East, Southwest, 
-Aluddy Creek, Sand Hill, Memorial, 
Beaulah, Scotts, Contentuea, Wilson, 
White Oak, Moores, Upper Town Creek, 
Mill Branch, Falls, Pleasant Hill, Wil- 
liams, Kehukee and Skewarkey. In 
Georgia : Lower Lotts, Lower Mill 
Creek, Sanders, Ash Branch, Eed Hill. 
De Loach, Ephesus and Carmel. 

I enjoyed my trip very much. Tlie 
preaching I heard at the se\^eial asso- 
ciations was principally the doctrine 
my soul loves I believe. The good Lord 
did send me to North Carolina ai'd 
Georgia. I enjoyed my meetings with 
the churches as well as any tour o:' my 
life and at several of the churches l 
never have been more at liberty to 
preach in my life, and tlie brotherly 
kindness I enjoyed can nev3r be excell- 
ed by any Baptist anywhere. It would 
be impossible for me to express my 
thankfulness just like I would like to 
to all the dear brethrea and sisters and 
friends for the kinclnesss lin y did show 
me I never can forget Iheiu. 1 lovo 
them in deed and in truth. 

I shall hold you my broiii -r in kind 
remembrance as you were so particular 
in your preaching not to use extreme 
expressions as some of our llrllireu do 
at times. I do think yea.' example in 
preaching is worthy to be followed so 
far as I heard when T v.iis present. I 
desire to be right and if 1 am not [ -im 
«ertainly deceived. IE I ;jm not a true 
Primitive Baptist I desire to bo. 

Now if I never see you any more in 
this life I do hope we v, ill meet where 
there will not any tear.?, i v-v^sh you 
and your depr people well and do hope 
the Lord will o^ ^3S us ill Aiiii his sus- 
taining Gracs i.o that w; ni.iy b« able 



to bear hardi as go - i soldiers of 
the cross, and w.'ien He d<..^ call for ij& 
we will be read>- and wi.lint: If- go at 
His command. 

Good Lord bless all among whom I 
mingled in God's sweet .scri^icc during' 
the above tour. So farewel'. my Broth" 
er and all the Household of Fafih. 

J. W. BRAGG. 

New Market, Ala. 



Editor P. D. Gold, Wilson, N. C, 
Dear Brother In Christ :— No doubt 
but you will be surprised to receive 
these few lines from me, a perfect 
stranger in the flesh, but I trust related 
in the spirit, or indeed I hope so. We 
are located here on account of the 
health of our darling son, age 17 years. 
We came here in September but have 
not succeeded yet in locating any Old 
school or Primitive Baptist, and I wrote 
to Brother Hassell a few days ago and 
will inclose his letter with this to you, 
and today I will also write to Brother 
Lundy. 

To introduce myself will say that I 
am the daughter of (Elder) Thomas 
J. Jones, of (Sheridan Ind.) Antiock 
church, in the Cons Creek Association. 
I was called home since we came her 
on account of the death of a sister and 
while there I was so thankful I hope to 
the giver of all things good to be per- 
mitted to attend our regular commun- 
ion meeting. Dear Brother R. W. 
Thompson was present at this meeting 
and came to Indianapolis and as I came 
he gave me Ed. Lundy 's address, think- 
ing perhaps he could give me some in- 
formation as to some church of our 
faith and order in this section of the 
country. 

I feel that if justice was only meted 
out to me that there would not be much 
hopes of a better world for me, and at 
the same time I think I believe in a 
just, merciful and alwise God. 

Tkww was a lady fc-iwai •i tkis t«w« 



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(which I am sure we have some al- 
though we do differ religiously) said to 
me yesterday evening-, while we were 
returning- from a sick room, wliilc talk- 
ing of fi ])ooi- old lady of lliis town avIio 
lias bei-n confinpd to Ihm- Ixvl for m'V('|-:i1 
years with cree])ing ])ara]ysis. tliat siie 

'.lid lint s,;' how ^^■r rould S]1cak of (iod 

as being iiirrciful when that poov old 
lady has 1o Ij,. jmnishiMl that way. lint 
my dear Urother, 1 am sun' the Lord 
is mereifni. for lie saith to .Aloses '"l 
will have mercy on wlnnu 1 Avill have 
mercy." Tliis certainly means our, or 

0. how I ' wonl.l h.-,c to lirar that 
])reaehed today. Tills is Sunday morn- 
ing and the so-called churches have 
been ringing their hells all around us. 
There are two almost across ihe >1 r< e, , 
one is the Episeopaliaii 's and the otlie; 

1. s the (;ongregatu)nal. There are .> 
churches Ix'sidcs two for colored people. 
But I don't find any romfm-t tliere. 1 
just feel like staying in today and hope 
the Lord will have rnerey on us and 1 
am sure lie knows wind is best for us, 
and I want 1n be rec,,nrded 1o His will, 
and say with that of the I'salmist, that 
I trust in the mercies of God forever 
and ever. 

Now, dear lirother. if you can give 
any informal ion as to the <dosest church 
to us will certainly be thankful to you 
and will hope to ln>ar from you imnuMli- 
ately. 

I am a poor, lonely sinner, but saved 
by grace if saved at all. 

Tlnworthily, 

MILLIE A. COX. 

Tyron, N. C. 

WiUiamston, N. C, Nov. 15, 1916. 
:ylrs. Millie A. Cox, Tryon, Polk Co., 
N. C. 

Dear Sister :— Your letter of Novem- . 
ber 13th is just at hand. 

1 w»ll r«m«mber my visit to your 



to your dear father's home and church. 

I hope very miu>h that the health of 
your afflicted sou will soon improve, 
by tin- blessing of the Lord. 

KIder E. E. Lundy's address is 708 
South Seeond Stree(d„ Wilmington. 
North Carolina. 

I am not ac(piainted with any Primi- 
ti\e P.aptists in or near Polk County, 
N. C. 'roil might write to LIder P. D. 
Cold, AVilsoii, .\. ('., and iiKpiire of him 
in regard to the names and addresses of 
some of our mmiibers and churches in 
your section, lie was born and i-eared 
ill Cleveland Coiiiily, N. C.. which is 
jnsl e;isl of I'olk Co.. N. ('., and he goes 
Hierc o<M-iisionaIly and preaches, and 
h,. could prol)abl\- tell you the iianu^sof 
some lbimitiv<- r>a])tists and their 
cinircln'S. lie is the Ivlitor of ZION'S 
LANDMARK; and if he would publish 
\,)ur ie1|er ill his jiaper, yon would 
probably hear from some of our mem- 
bers in 1lia1 part of North Carolina. 

\()\\v brother, as I hope, in Christ, 

SYLVESTER IIASSELL. 



Dear Prother Cold : 

P.rollier J. ,M. hiles. of Winsboro, 
Tex;)s, has rcpn'steil me to write for 
the LANDMAKlv on 2ud Timothy, 2 :- 
Ih. 17, bS, which reads as follows: "But 
shun profane babblings; for they 
\\\\\ increase unto more ungodliness 
and their W(U-d ^\ ill eat as doth a cank- 
er; (d' Avhoni is llyoK^nus and Philetus ; 
who concerning 1he Iridli have erred, 
saying that the resurrection is passed 
ali'-eady; and ovcrlhrow the faith of 

In the loth verse Timothy is exhort- 
ed to "study to shew thyself approved 
unto Cod, a workman that ncedeth not 
to be ashamed, rightly dividing the 
word of the truth." 

The truth rightly divided will be sure 
to show the poor little children of God 
and comfort and feed them. It will 



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show to them that they are not of the 
world because the Lord has chosen 
them out of the woi'ld. In man'feslijig 
thig choice He has called them oat ffom 
the world and sanctified them by liis 
spirit, and they are born again, and are 
the children of the kingdom. 

The gospel with all its promises and 
blessings is theirs. They are children 
and heirs of God, joint heirs with out- 
Lord Jesus Christ. He and all that He 
has belongs to them. These things 
Timothy was to study for and to preach 
it for the comfort of the little children 
of God that tliey might be strengthen- 
ed in Him who is the Autlior and fin- 
isher of their faith. 

"But shun profane and vain bab- 
blings." Anything that professes to 
be religious and does not glorify God 
through our Lord Jesus is profane. The 
arguments of the Jews that this Jesus 
was not the Christ was profane. To 
contend that they must be circumcised 
and keep the law of Moses or they could 
not be saved was profane. The law 
could not make the corners thereunder 
perfect, but the bringing in of a better 
hope did. This better hope is Christ 
in whom the law is fulfilled in every 
jot and tittle. He is the only person 
who perfectly fulfilled the law and was 
not an offender in one point. Though 
we could and were to keep the whole 
law up to one point and offend in that 
one we are guilty of the condemned by 
it. To teach otherwise is profane. 

To teach that man can do anything 
towards his salvation is equal to teach 
ing salvation by the works of the law 
and therefore it is profane. Any of 
these and all of them are vain babblings 
They are not preaching the gospel ot 
our Lord Jesus and are vain babblings.^ 

To say that one after he is born agam 
i5 not yet a poor needy creature who 
kas to be led by the hand of God is vam 
lial.l.li«£. Tk. L.vi ka« M, "I will 



bring the blind by a way they know 
not ; 1 will lead them in paths they have 
not known." Therefore they were en- 
tirely dependent in the first place that 
He should bring them, and just as de- 
pendent in the second place that He 
•should lead them. In both instances 
tliey are the clay ui the hands of the 
l)(itter. To say otherwise is profane and 
vain babblings which the servant of 
<5od should shun. Anything which is 
in any way connected with the gospel 
that does not give all the power, the 
honor, the glory to God, and that does 
iiot show the helplessness, the complete 
dependence of the creature both before 
and after regeneration is profane and 
jff'ain babbling. Whatever the chil- 
dren of God do in obedience to His 
high and lioly calling and to His com- 
mandments they do because He works 
in them both to will and to do of His 
good pleasure. He does not work in 
them to OUGHT TO DO but to DO. 
Therefore both the WILLING to do 
and the doing of the dictates of the 
will are the leading of the spirit of 
God. 

"For they will increase unto more 
ungodliness. ' ' 

The word "more" in this connec- 
tion shows that not only are the pro- 
fane and vain babblings ungodly in 
themselves but that they are multi- 
plying seeds increasing unto more 
ungodliness. 

if God is dependent on the preach- 
ing of the law or its works, the 
preaching of the gospel or its works 
to quicken sinners and bring them in- 
to His fold, then it might and would 
be a fact that He was dependent on 
man to go and help along His cause. 
This is "more ungodliness" growuig 
out of that which has preceded it. 
It is very evident that if God is de- 
pendent in any one thing lie 
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aiiT of that be true He is not the Sov- 
ereign God. If there is anything He 
would have done by or in any of His 
creatures Mhieli is not done in that 
mucli is Ills will depleted and His sov- 
ereignty destroyed. If it was possi- 
bU" tiiat His will can be depleted- in 
any one thing, however minute that 
thing may b^, it is jmssihle that tlie 
whole will of God can be su.mm ssfuUy 
j)rotested and every saint and an^el 
h.mnd in chains of eternal darkness, 
;ind God dethroned. 

Does not this prove that such doc- 
trines are profane? That they are 
vain babblings? That they do lead to 
more ungodliness and that every 
minister of God. and the whole famdy 
of His saints should shun them? 

"And their word will eat as doth a 
canker." (or gangreen). 

The most poisonous and dangerous 
thing which con infect any ParJ of the 
human system. Mdhons of bt e 
worms jvist eatinf and poisonnrg the 
blood unto certain death. 

That is exactly what all such doc- 
trines lead to and wherever they pre- 
vail you will see the whole church be- 
gin to fade away and lose her visibil- 
ity. 

All you have to do is to look out 
and observe the progress of things to 
prove this thing. Now, within the 
memorv of some yet living these 
things have gotten in the church of 
- God, and note the effects. In the be- 
gini^g of the last century the doc- 
trines of conditionalism and means 
were the amputations which had to be 
l)erformed to save any part of the 
church alive. Those evil departures 
led to the following the Roman Cath- 

,• Jesuits in the organizations of 
ions both home and foreign. Thus 
God had to be helped to perform the 
work of salvation. 

These amputations led to the sepa- 
M-t« 'vrganizations of, the Disciples, 



(or followers of Alexander Camp - 
bell,) and the Missionary Baptist, (or 
followers of Andrew Fuller). In 
many place* the church lost her visi- 
bility altogether and in some places 
nearly all religious faiths died out. 

In more recent years these condi- 
tional doctrines have gotten hold in 
some places. Organs have been in- 
stalled in the churches to hold the 
young folks to keep them from folio-w- 
ing off after the world, and then the 
whole church has given over to this 
relic of Rome. To hold th- children 
and to please them the whole church 
inined hai'd to hnnd with Babylon. 
Ti,,.,i ,.<>.if ;.MiPfi niAAtWi.rs n^-o resorted 
to to !tef i"n the ehnT-ehe<? those who 
hnvo not enon<T'h of the love of the 
tnith in them +o cause them to eomc 
out of the world. 9?ino-'n<-<<. heo-mno-s 
and all are re^or+ed to to rof them to 
oome in. Then some ^^^ffcr^y^^r renor-t 
is made in the papers of that meetinc 
and the numbers of the associations 
to the church. 

S!ueh as this fathered in so much 
and so manv. and there were so many 
doctrines that the thrash^'ng machine 
and separator had to he employed. 
When the storm ended there were no 
more in the good old church of God 
than there were before and sometimes 
not so many but there was another 
sect born. A sleeping off of the de- 
cayed flesh from the "canker" that 
had taken hold. And that fungus 
growth has grown faster than the 
church. It will always do so. They 
might be called "The Conditionalist." 
and the ' church would he better in 
health and strength if all the condi- 
tionalist were with them. Some have 
styled them "Progressives." Paul 
boldly names some of the leaders in 
those false doctrines, Hymenean*, 
Philetus and Alexander, and saj*: 
"Who «oneeniint tbe twith 1wit« m- 



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(h1, sayiii<>' tliat tlie rosurrectioi] is 
])ast already ; and ovcrtliroAv the faith 
of some. ' ' 

I do not know 1o what time they 
Tofei'i-ed in saxinp' tliat tlie vrsni'iT''- 
tiou is ])ast already, whethei" i1 >v.';s 
the resurrection of the l.ody of (lirist 
or of tlie saints -\vho rose ami eame 
out of their -raves at that time. b\it 
he it assnivd that they were in error 
and tlie apostle fully roudcmned them 
and put them and lluui- doeti'ine in the 
eomitany of the profauf and A'ain hah- 
hlers who \vei-e to hesliunned, andtheir 
d'oetriin^ witli that -■aniz-reenoiis stuff 
which so infVctcd the hody that they 
had to he delivered over to satan. 
This would api)ear 1o ho. a case of 
renderinp- nnto a man his own things. 
Tt fnlly jn-oves that all those falso 
ways and doetrines, iTududing that 
the )-esnrreet ion is ])asl, already, are 
of tlie devil, and therefore they are 
rendered nnto him. 

The teachirip of vhe apostle is that 
there is to l»e a resurrection of the 
bodies of the saints. That the resur- 
rection of uwr Lord's body is the first 
fi-uits of that in which all the saints 
shall come forth like unto His glori- 
ous body, tile s:une body as His was 
the same body in Avhich He had lived 
and suffered. Tlie uuiuner of that res- 
urrection appears to be given us in 
the resurrection of those saints who 
arose at that time. INIany of the saints 
arose and came out of their graves 
after the resurrection of Christ, and 
went into the holy city and were seen 
o£ many. This appears to be the man- 
ner in Avhich all the children of God 
shall come forth. Paul taught it that 
way. He was and is the inspired apos- 
tle, sent of God. TTis Avords are true, 
they are the teaehinps of the Holy 
(rhost. and there can be no error in 
them. Any teaehi)igs contrary to his 
9q o; pn^ snoaoSoBp si 'suupv^i 



jected and condemned by the church. 

It is not according to human rea- 
son but according to the spirit of 
(Jbd. The world will reject it be- 
cause it is not of the world. The 
cliurch has been called out of the 
woi'hl, and the doctrine of the church, 
in all of its ])oints, is from God. It is 
given by (iod himself for the comfort 
and strengthening of the church, and 
it is safe and sure, ami to be i-eceived 
and trusted at all times and in all 

The Lord liless \is to believe and re- 
ceive His truth and to reject all errors 
with those Avho teach them is the 
prayer of this ])oor needy one. 

L. H. HARDY. 

Atlantic, N. C. 



Centrea. Va. 

LIder P. 1). (Jold, 

Dear Brother -Please publish in 
the Landmark that Elder J. E. Hern- 
don has been restored to full fellow- 
ship of the church of Richmond after 
all due acdiuowledgements were made. 
Your Brother in Hope, 

G. S. WEIDER. 
Clerk of Richmond Church. 



Dear Brother Gold :— The 173 session 
of the Contentnea Union is ajii^ointed 
to meet with the chui'ch at Sandy Bot- 
tom in Lenoir Co. This church is sit- 
uated about ten miles Southwest from 
Kin.ston. Elder D. A. ]\Iewbo]-n was 
chosen to preach the introductory 
sermon and Elder T. B. Lancaster his 
alternate. 

L. J. H. MEAYBORN. Clerk. 



For information and 'or ref«r»n«€ 
we would he pleased to hare a Minute 
0.' every Primitive Baptist Association 
in America and will thank thp Clerkii 
of the various Associations 1o forward 
on« to me at their earliest, rvossiblf 
convenience. P. D. G. 



ZION'S LANDMAEK 



tl 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



"R«moTe not the ancient landmark 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. C. 

P. 0. LESTER F^oyd, Va. 

VOL. L. NO. 3. 



Entered at the pcstoflPice at Wilson ap 
secoiid class in«.tter. 



WIL80N, N. C, DECEMBER 15, 191G 

editcSriaE"^ 

END OF THE YEAR. 

The end (,f ]<)](] .•i])iif(,;iclifs. Uow 
sad ;nid trvin- lliis yrjii- li;is lin/n tu 
many; yet how iiifi-.-ii'n I to otlicrs. By 
wars \\ithout, and JVars A\-itliin it lias 
passed Jiear unto us: yi't w,-. \,fcn 
presei'ved. Tliv <iood hand of (i.nl has 
been u])on us. Shoukl not we ad(jrc 
Him who has shichli'd us from war. 
famine and pestilence, and has opened 
tlie treasures of lieaven to us. 

P. D. G. 



ELDER J. A. ASHBURN. 

This beloved bi'other. and highly es- 
teemed Elder fulfilled his ministry, 
fought a good fight, and finished his 
eourse, and was called home in Octo- 
ber, at his home in Winston-Salem. 

He -was about •").') yeai-s of a^jc. Tie 
was of excellent mnr.ils tVom iiis 
vouth, eonseientic)ns. oh.-ei-v ant , sincere 
in.nesl and trntlifni. Karly in life he 
unit.-d A\ith 1he l'rimitiv<' r.ai)tists. 
He was a l)ehive.l pivacher for years. 
He was highly coiLseientious, and 



fauthful. and zealous according to 
knowledge. He was i.astor for years 
at High Point, and at Winston-Salem, 
and at olher churches. H,. was very 
useful as a pastoi', and greativ belov- 
ed. He was very iiulust rious" and la- 
borious. He A\as vrise i-edeeming the 
time. 

His labors in the ministry Averc 
greatly blest. 

He was impressed tlia1 lie would 
not live to old age. But he packed 
nuich in a small space in the sense of 
heing wise and redeeming the time 
because the time was short. He did 
not s.'em to feai' death but felt 
that he must work while it was 
day. for the lught would come when 
no' umn could work. 

I was re(inested together with Elder 
St(nic to sjieak at his funeral, which 
was at Saint's Delight. Seldom haA'e I 
seen so great a gathering of Baptists 
and their friends at a burial, or one 
so deeply lamented. His preparation 
and consideration of how he should 
li\-e. and what he should do, provid- 
iiMj f,,f his departure, setting his 
hon^e in onler. was so remarkable 
that while he considered death a sol- 
, nni thing, yet he met it Avith such 
.idmii^sion, and iu so great faith in 
the Lei'd Jesn-. thai he should depart 
;.nd be with Jesus Ohrist is far bet- 
ter; yet that to serve the T;ord Jesus 
was a wonderful privilege while here 
his world. I*- ^- 



CONSIDER. 

The present year has been a veiy 
h;ird year for printers. Because of 
the scarcity of ncA^Tiaper it has cost 
us about three times as much as it did 
ioi-merly. and the cost of printers has 
lieeii miicdi higher, and all labor and 
niatei'ial of every sort has advanced 
much in price; therefore we are forc- 
ed to raise the price of the LAND- 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



:\IAKK. oi- ,.v,-is.- til,. iM:l)li(-ation of it 
altonvtli.M'. 

Wr hav,. lia.l ,1.) Ilunos | ,1., uo\ 
1<i do ill i>r(\iT to I'liii llir |.a|i,'i- 
liiis year. If I cmiI.I iiiaiia-.- il as I 
liko r Avould liav iioiliinw- but LAND- 
MARK i-cadiiiu- ill it, and AVould not 
have a siiio-h- adv.Tt isciiifut in it. If 
I can so arraii-v it 1 aim to publish 
it witli 11,1 rcadinij- iiialtcr in it except 
the ti-iilii of tli,. ,-,»spe|, Avith no for- 
eifi'ii matter in it. sn its readers would 
see iiotliin-' only the imre reading that 
is ill hariiiony witli the teachings and 
seiitiineiits of tlu' Bible — Avith no con- 
t<'nti()ns ('.\ce])t to earnestly contend 
for tJic faith once delivered to the 
saints. It has iiever but once been 
(k'livered to the saints — n*ot to the 
A\orld. It came from heaven. Christ 
Jesns is its author and finisher. It 
is the substance of things hoped for, 
the evidence of things not seen.. It is 
that which purities the heart, and ov- 
ei'comes the world. It brings no con- 
fusion into the body of Christ, noth- 
ing rotten or unclean into the streets 
of the City of Cod, nor any strife 
among the brothers. It does not allow 
of new things in the church of God 
nor suffer the neglect or omission of 
anything taught by Jesus our head 
and life, nor anything to be neglected 
or omitted that is taught by the Apos- 
tles of the Lamb of God, who are the 
Judges in Israel. 

Happy is that people that gives good 
heed to what is taught in the Word 
of God. Then they have a regard to 
all He has tau<;lit. A need to return 
to the old p;it)is. the good old way 
that the liible teaches, is loudly called 
for now. 

Preaching Christ and him crucified, 
the way, the truth and the life is the 
only preaching that .the Holy Ghost 
owns and that instructs and com- 
forts the saints and warns the dis- , 
obedient and the unruly. P. D. G. 



V/HY? 

T have wondered why Brother Gold 
should alloAv my name to cumber the 
urnund by remaining all these 33 
yejirs associated with Ins, as I have | 
M-i-itten so litfl,-. and to such small ac- 
'-oimt, esi.ecially in tliese last months 
has luy ])e]i been allow(>d to lie idle. I 1 
say allowed, but tliat does not seem to 
cxj)ress the facts in file case. One . 
may tak,' up Ids ])en, but unless he 
himself is jiroperly in hand his heart 
ineitiiii;- a .u'ood matter, speaking the ' 
things ^yh\(■]\ are made touching the ■{ 
king — and unless ids tongue is the pen j 
of a ready writer, boiling or bubbling ! 
up all is a failure. While 1 havebeenfa- i 
vored with my usual liberty I have in \ 
s]u>aking. I have felt to be cut off \ 
from writing. I have felt somewhat ^ 
as 1 did once when I felt that if I could j 
concentrate all my powers and j 
strength into one extreme effort I 1 
might, if with but one thought, pierce j 
the seemingly vaulted skies and pen- j 
/etrate the infinite beyond, if perad- j 
venture I might reach the throne of 1 
grace, and obtain mercy, but I could ■ 
not, and yet I trust 1 did and yet not 
I but tlie grace of God that must have 
been with me, for there came a breeze 
— as a gentle zephyr — which seemed to 
bloAv over me and around me and 
through me from my head to my feet, j 
and as it passed on my supplications j 
were borne upon its wings in a spirit : 
of thanksgiving and praise, all of 
which I humbly and truly believe 
went straight to the throne of grace, 
and obtained mercy for me, and I 
found grace to help me, in that never j 
to be forgotten time of need. That is 
the way my hope came and my j 
preaching and writing are much after j 
that same manner or order. When the : 
north wind awakes, and the south 
wind comes and blows upon my gar- ' 
den then the spices flow out and my 
beloved comes into his garden and 



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63 



eats his pleasant fruits, and as he eats 
so do I, and as he is pleased, as the 
pleasure of tlie Lord prospers in his 
hands so am I pleased as his pleasure 
prospers in me. tlien I praise the Lord. 
Tliere surely can be nothing' more de- 
lightful to a sinner saved by grace 
than to be lifted up and exalted in 
the righteousness of Him whose spirit 
is upon him and whose anointing is in 
his heart. But dare I claim a favor so 
divine? I have thought T was given 
to inliale the mingled sveetness of 
fragrance of the garden of the Loi d as 
he would come into the garden and as 
he would feed ajuong tlie lilies; but is 
this the heritage of sinners? Yea, ver- 
ily. But is it for a ]")oor sinner like 
me? It is a faithfnl saying— fa it li 
says it is, and I find myself restiijo- in 
the blessed assurance tliat 1 liavc nnt 
believed in vain, since thongh 1 lie 
I would write the vision of these 
things, but so much of the time they 
are too high and too wonderful for 
ine, I can not attain nnto them. And 
yet if T preach the gospel I must tell 
the dream and the interpretation 
thereof, I must confirm tlie hearts of 
the taught of the Lord both in their 
dreams and in their visions. Tlie old 
man dreams his dream, the young 
man sees his vision, and the maid(Mis 
prophesy. All these are liorne upon 
the breezes of the sr>irit on the Lord's 
day, and T am expeeted to take them 
oft' as tlie breezes blow, but tlie breeze 
must be in the spirit on the blessed 
day. I must be on that which is ex- 
ceeding great and high. T must be 
lifted up for the vision is gh)rious, it 
is born of Tlod, its shining is unto 
the perfect day, its radiance garnish- 
es the everlasting hills until the sun 
and moon and stars fade away, and 
the Lord himself is the light of the 
place. How wonderful the thought, 
tkat siBH*rs deserving nothing; but 



the shame of all manner of unworthi- 
ness should be given to ride upon the 
high places of the earth and to eat the 
increase of the fields; how sweetly 
satisfying is the assurance to one who 
feels that he can Lat little more than 
presume a call to the work of the 
ministry, that he has been given to 
feed the siieep and lambs of the fold 
of his Lord and Master. The called 
of God to feed his sheep are supplied 
with the proper food for sheep, and 
their desire is to feed with only 
tliat for they themselves have also 
tasted that the Lord is gracious, and 
with the same comforts wherewith 
tiiey comfort His people, and while 
the\- feed the sheep they are fed' in the 
assurance tliat the sheep are being fed. 

P. G. L. 



ABOVE OUR THOUGHTS AND 
~ WAYS. 
We are informed in Scripture that 
Ood's thouglits are not as our 
thouglits, neither are your ways my 
ways, saith the Lord; Isai.55 : 8. Is 
liieiv sen.se in which man's ways 
ai" ;is Ine Lord's ways? God's 
llidiiL: hi s ;ire as far above ours as the 
li' ;i\e is above the earth. God's 
tliMiiLiliis do not fail to be effective a.s 
1 i': lilie.s. They are true always. They 
are as far above man's thoughts in 
reality and true value as truth is 
al)i)\e falsehood. God's thoughts arc 
not imaginative as man's are. 

In point of elevation or purity and 
reality man's thoughts are vain, while 
God's thouglits are never frivolous or 
useless and unreal. 

The fool's thoughts 'are of the ends 
of the earth having no reality, no val- 
ue, illusive, deceitful. While God's 
thoughts towards his people are ex- 
eeedingly precious. Men often wish 
or think that which can never be, does 



H 



not suit the case and soon perishes, 
while the th(»iio'hts of (iod arc o-oofl 
and needful, wise and cai-i-y prolil \n 

the objects of tllese tlloll-!lts. .AI.Ml's 

thou-lits aiv low. liase, of tlir c-iiih 
cartliy, and jx'i'isji in the dnst of 
the earth, whih' (lod's thou-hts ai-e fai- 
iiUoxo all o-i-ovellin-, s,,i-did. jxTislia- 
ble olijeets, elcvalcd, pniv and holy, 
exalted far al)ov<- the duNt of lilthy 
Inere. and sirkly vanities. 

^\i'n's thun-li1s peiasli and brin^' 
forth iiothjn-, while (iocVs thou^'liis 
jiever return to iiim void of good 
fruit, but always i.roductive of pb^a.s- 
ant and i.roli1al)le results. 

The Ijoi-d's way.s are straiglit and 
jtlean. saf(> and so i)ure that the un- 
eh?an and lilthy (hi not seek to walli 
in sn(di safe and (dean M-ays, while 
man's ways ar.> erooked, slii)i)ery. 
deeeitfid, disappointing, never h'ad- 
ing to any noble purposes or ends. 

The way measures and proclaims 
the character of the man ; while the 
Lord's wavs are holy and elevating, 
safe and pure. It is not in man that 
walketh to direct his steps for he can- 
not see hefore him, while the Lord . <- 
elares the end from the begnming. All 
,!od's way is pleasmg and all 11;^ 
|,aths are peace, while there is a wa.\ 
that seemeth right to man but the 
ends thereof are the ways of d.^>at>i. 

(lod's wav leads through and above 
,11 barriers", for He makes a way m 
the desert, and His paths are m the 
deep, while man cannot, because of 
his blindness, find the way to the 
X, nor go to a city of habitation. 



P. D. G. 

RESODUTIONS OF RESPECT. 

AVhereas it has pleased our Heaveii- 
Iv Father to remove from our midst 
the irresistable hand of death our 
highly esteemed and worthy brother 
Elder J H. Johnson, which sad event 



the night of August 3rd, 1916. 

Fo)' ))iany years he served the 
(dniivh at Hannah's Creek as pastor, 
and we fe(d safe in saying that no 
(diur<di evei- liad a more faithful ser- 
vant, M'hile at the same time believ- 
ing our loss hi.s eternal gain, there- 
fore be it: 

i\esolve(l tirst : That ^^•e sincerely 
nn»urn his demise, a)id with sad hearts 
meiddy bow to the will of Ilim who 
doeth all things well. 

Resolved second: That his bereaved 
wife and (diildien have lost a kind 
husbaiul and an affect ionate father, 
and the eonnnunity a highly ehei'ished 
and respe(d,e(l citizen. 

Resolved third: That we tendertohis 
family o\u' deepest sympathy, and 
conuneud them to Him who has prom- 
ised to be with them in the sixth trou- 
ble, yes ijL th(^ sevt'nth will He never 
leave nor forsake tluMii. 

Resolved fourth: That a copy of 
thes(> I'esohitions be sent to the family 



the 



id 



to 



ZioiTs haudniark. Th.e rriinitive P.a]-)- 
tist. a,iid Th(^ Smith li(dd Herald for 
publication, and that the same be 
spread upon oui' Church Record. 

|)(,ne by order of the church at Han- 
nah's Ci-("(ds, this the Third Sunday in 
August, IWk 

(K W. JOIIXSON, 

J. D. MORGAN, 

J. AVILLIS CREECH,. 

Committee. 

Raleigh, N. C, Nov. 18, 1916. 
Raleigh Primitive Ba]itist Church in 
conference this day, having learned of 
the death of our dearly beloved sen- 
ior deacon, Jas. R. Young, on the 10th 
of November, 191(i, ordered that the 
surviving deacons and the moderator 
draft and ask to be published m 
ZION'S LANDAIARK a memorml res- 
olution. 



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65 



1st. We desire, hope and pray that 
we be reconciled and bow in humble 
submission to the Lord's removing by 
death from our midst our dearly be- 
loved deacon, Jas. R. Young. 

2nd. We very deeply feel that our 
church has lost a most worthy, faith- 
ful aiid true deacon and member, and 
he will be very greatly missed among 
us at all times and most especially on 
our church days in the service and 
worship of our (Jod, as he was always 
so true to be with us. 

:jr,:. We kuow a -^ood, true, iinulcl 



liu.sbaiid 
gone I'n 
our lii'^ 
biT(.;l\v, 



, solved That a rui.y of thes.' 

memorials be mailed to Ins bereaved 
family and a copy be spread on r.'c- 
ord in our church book. 
Elder W. A. SBirKlNS, iModerator, 
J. L. BKiTT, 
J. E. WEATHERS, 
G. T. POWELL, 
N. B. GULLEY, Deacons. 



ELDER A. B. PHILPOTT. 

lie was the son of the late Edward 
and Nancy T. Philpott, of Henrv 
County, Virginia. Elder Philpo-i ol 
Philpott, Virginia, was Ikum, \)-<-m 
ber 21st, ISoS. He ■ i |,i,.iu1).t 
25th, lOlti. .Makni;^' his st;..v on ..,,-11. 
57 years, ehAv;, nmntli- ;iml 1< .h.N^. 
His father passed nxxny dnnng the 
late war between tlie states, at Nvlneh 
time Elder Philp-tl was <.nly a lad. 
He was left with a widowed mother, 
to battle the uneven journeys of Ute, 
destitute of a father's counsel. When 
he was about nineteen .years old he 
was convicted of sin, and heard his first 
sermon preached by Elder Bodenhei- 
mer. 

On the 14th day of January, 1879 he 
was married to Mary E. Helms. To 



that union were born .seven children, 
four girls and three boys, namely! 
Nancy L-a Bell, the wife of E. S. 
Franklin; Harriett Rosie Lee, the wife 
of H. T. Willi.iins; Edward Jeft'erson 
Philj)ott ; .Martha Sirsan, the wife of 
(Jrovei- Wade; Charlie Philpott, and 
Eliza Ruth Pluli)ott. All of them sur- 
vive him to mourn their loss and bear 
the burdens together with theirsainted 
Hither, that naturally fell on them be- 
cause (d" the drath ol' husband and fa- 
ther, li," was hicssed to them until 



•■dl 



nd 



of tin 



father 
cliildr 



that 



: woinan- 
'uergetic, 
itelli;.vnt, ln)noriiig their 
niothci- as much as any 
■r k'liew. Nolhiiig in my 
■aks l()U(l(!r for children 
• their parents and in 
e never become of age. 
We m-ver gel so old but what we 
should listeu to the admonition of our 
l)areyls. j']!,!,.,' Philpott united with 
the chureh at Town Creek in 1879, 
and was baptized by Elder Peter- 
Corn. In m:i he was ordained to the 
niinistiw by Elders P. G. Lester, Amos 
'*i''l<'-i'^"ii. T. E. Pohertson and Peter 
''"I'll. Thr \^riter has b(>en intimate- 
ly ae,,,i,nn|,.,| \vith Elder Philpott 
^ii"''" tile date of his oi'fliuation. Dur- 
ing-' the y,.;ii-s of his ministerial life 
I"' li'iN lind the pastoral ,-are of sev- 
'■'■'il elnii-(dirs and all of them have 
pn)sp,.,-ons. II,. was well estab- 
lished m the doetrine ami practice of 
the apostolic rinuvl, and wanted no 
n<'w gosjiid Ol- pi'actice in the hou.se of 
God. ir,. \vas a very able preacher, it 
Avas liard indeed to find his equal. Yet 
he \\as one of the greatest nurses for 
young preachers I ever knew. In 
)Bpeaking of those things he would 
say God's word taught us not to de- 
spise the day of small things. He was 
a man that did not possess a spirit 



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of jealousy as we sometimes see man- 
ifested. 

In 1896 he got a letter from Town 
Creek church and nnitcd with us, and 
from tliat lim,. (h)wn to tlu' time of his 
death he Avas a Icviii- brother and a 
faithful j)ast<ir. Durin'r the time of 
his ])ast()i-al eaiv o\ n- church it lias 
^n-own ill niniihcr fi-om i.>2 lo S.".. Dur- 
ing- the last six mouths of his life, 
there have hcc,i is ;Hhlitioi,s to oiir 
chuivli hy expniencc ,ind hapti.MU. 

He was a mjin that (h'voted a f^'reat 
deal of his time to preacliing the <^h>- 
rious gospel in answei- to liis call io 
the ministiy. He was not a umii to 
make chargeable to the ehu tidies 
tliat he served or to east his 
burdens before liis brethren in order 
for tlu'iu to hclji him coneeruijig the 
necessaries of lil'c. lie was a man 
that labon^d -witii his hands, and did 
not expect people to support his fami- 
ly because he was a preacher'. He was 
a man tliat donated liberally to the 
building of churches, to aiding travel- 
ing preachers on the way after a God- 
ly sort. Perhaps he gave as much to 
the poor and needy of the community 
as any man you could point out. When 
we come to speak of the kind hospi- 
tality that we have received at the 
hands of our brother in his home we 
are at a loss for language to express 
just how welcome he always made us 
feel, how kuid and free hearted he 
has always been. He was a justice of 
the peace for a number of years. In 
1914 he was elected to the house of 
delegates to represent Henry County, 
which office he filled with credit to 
himself and to the county he served. 

In the latter part of August he was 
taken sick Avith that fatal disease, dia- 
betis. It Avas my pleasure to visit 
him often durmg his sickness. He 
bore his suffering with such patience 
that none could unless they were rest- 
ing on the fulfilment of the sweet 



promises of God. He talked freely 

about liis condition, realizing that his 
time was very short on earth, did not 
think tiiat he would ever be well 
again, said he had a great deal of 
business on hand that he felt sure he 
couhl manage better than anyone 
I'Ise as he was more familiar with it, 
l)ut at the same time he was perfectly 
resigned to God's will. Feeling sat- 
isfied tha,t the change from this world 
to tiial of a never ending eternity 
would be a hajtpy exchange with him. 

On Saturday before he died he re- 
marked that death was not what he 
had expected; in as much as to say 
that the grace of God had already 
made his dying bed as soft as downy 
pillows aie. He retained his right 
miiici as long as he could talk, only 
while under the iutiueuce of medicine 
to ease pain, he talked till within a 
iew hours of his death. The day be- 
fore he died he said he was perfectly 
satisfied with the doctrine he had 
preacliecl and said, "1 am completely 
l)api)y. " For several hours before he 
died he seemed to be perfectly easy, 
entirely free from pain, breathed per- 
I'eetly easy and passed away without 
a struggle. 

■hist bef(n-e he breathed his last he 
opened his eyes and lifted them up- 
ward as if he had them set on some 
beautiful objest in the home to which 
he was soon to enter. 

'i'he funeral service was conducted 
by holders 1'. H. Johnson, J. A. Brooks 
ami Kandolph Perdew. 

Elder Philpott is gone. He fought 
a good hght, he kept the faith, hence- 
forth. We believe he is now enjoying 
the crown of righteousness that is 
])romised to all that love his appear- 
ing. 

Let us say to dear Sister Philpott 
and children, mourn not at the death 
of husband and father, realizing as 



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you do that your loss is his eternal 
gain. He has only paid the debt that 
you must pay soon or later. Dear 
children remember the admonition of 
your fatht'r. May liis j)ious walk and 
(iodly coiivtrsatioii Itc indelibly 
stanijx'd in your iiienioiy. .May the 
God of all gi-ace, wlio is able to be 
more than a husband of father lead 
and guide you and touch your liearts 
with a finger of his love and cause you 
to see a beauty in tiic footprints of 
your father, and ciialilf you ^o h.> tlie 
reci])ients of Ihc ioviim- tics Huit are 
so sadly l.i-,,k.Mi, 1).- mad- foiv.-i- I'cw 
in the i)l-:-siMl hoiiie la'hi ul soul. 

May the blessingjs of <ii.d resr ui)0!i 
the loved ones left boa-.nd nnlil th.' 
end. 

Written by iv.ju. st oi I lie bereaved 
companion. 

Sincerely subm'', led, 

•J. W. ]{.A.MSKV. 



MRS. FANNIE HUNDI EY. 

Please insert in the LAND:MAi;i\ 
the obituai-y notice of my dear wife, 
Mrs. Fannie Hundley, wlio died in the 
(Jeneral Hospital of l)a]ivilb'. Va . on 
April 28th last. She was o]ierated 
on fo]- ovarian tumor which resulted 
in death. 

She was a member of Strawberry 
church and was much beloved by the 
churches 1 serve. 'She always Avent 
Avith me to help me, I being deaf. She 
was of mneh lielii to me and was .just 

the klil.l nf V, ifr a prrarll,-!- Il-rds. 

She was lii n. in he.- comm.-I imis nf 
right and was a strong believer in sal- 
vation by grace. 

She was my third wife, we having 
married in 1907. She was buried be- 
tween my other wives. Services were 
conducted by Elders W. R. Dodd and 
Boaz in the presence of a large gath- 
ering of friends. 

Brethren, pray for me in my afflic- 
tions and distress. 

ELDER G. W. HUNDLEY. 



Appointments 

ELDERS EURE LEE AND J. A. 

AlASSENGILL 
Benson — AVednesdav, Deeeniber {>, 
1916. 

Four Oaks — Tliursday. 
Smithfield — Friday. 
Old Union — Saturday and Sunday. 
Decembei- 9 and 10. 
Bethany — IVlonday. . 
Little Creek— Tu'esday. 
P'l ■ ! 1 0 wsji : p ~ AY ed i lesday . 
Keholboth— Thursday. 
Clement— Friday. 

Hannas Creek— Saturday and 3rd 
Sunday. 



ELDER J. E. ADAMS. 

BethaTiy ( Pine ! .evel ) —Saturday 
and 4th Sunday in Deceniher. 

Fnion Levednad.\l( ' th amtli amthr 

Old Cnion ( Smithfield)— Wednes- 
nesday. 

l-'eur Oaks -Tljursday. 

lUaek Kiv.'i- Cnion (Oak Forest) 
Satmda.^ a-d olh Sunday. 

Benson — Sumlay uijiht. 

Bethsaida — Monday. 

Prim it i ve Zion — Tuesday. 

Coats — Wednesday. 



Wilson's .Alill, N. C, Nov. 20, 1916. 
Elder P. 1). Gold. 

Dear Brother .— Please give notice 
in the Landmark of the Smithfield Un- 
i"M. The next session of the Smith- 
li'M Fnion will be held with the 
ehnreli at Hannah's Creek, Johnson 
county, N. C, on Saturday and 5th 
Sunday in December, -1916. Brethren, 
sisters and friends, ministers especial- 
ly, are cordially invited to attend. 

Those coming b}^ railroad can get 
convej^ance by notifying Bro. J. D. 
i\Iorgan or Bro. J. Willis Creech, Ben- 
son, N. C. 

Elder J. T. Coats is appointed to 
preach the introductory sermon and 



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Elder E. F. Pierce his alternate. 
Yours in hope, 

J. A. Batten, Lhiiou Clerk. 



UNION NOTICE. 

The Dutchvillc Union is appointed 
to be held witli the dmrch at Durham, 
N. ('., Saturday and :)th Sunday in 
December. A general invitation is ex- 
tended. Bro. (i. Farthing, Clerk. 



UNION NOTICE. 

The Fastci-n I'nion is to be held with 
the church at Bungo River to com- 
mence on Friday before tiie 5th Sun- 
day in December. 

We would be t<> have many of 

the brethren and sisters witli us esj.e- 
cially ministers. 

A. W. Ambrose, Fnion Clerk. 



lilack Creek Union will be held with 
the church at (Joldsboro Saturday and 
.'jtii Sunday in Decembei'. 

A <:vncral invitation is extended. 

Elder K. 11. Boswell is appointed to 
])reacli tin- iidroductory sermon and 
Elder J. W. Wyatt the alternate. 



The next session of the Black River 
Union will be held with the church at 
Oak Forest meeting House Saturday 
and .Jth Sunday in December, 

Visitors will be met at Four Oaks 
on Friday P. M. AU that love the 
Lord are invited to atend. 

Elder \V. (i. Turner, .Modo-a 
Cornelius Hodges, Union Clerk. 



Dear Bro. Gold You will please 
have published in the Landmark that 
the next session of the Skewarky Un- 
ion will be held with the church at 
Bear Grass, Martin County, N. C, com- 
mencing Friday before the fifth Sun- 
day in December 1916 and continuing 
three days. Those who may have a de- 
sire to visit ns at that time and coming 
by railroad from the west will be met 
at Everetts, N. C. by writing to Bro. 



J. H. D. Peele, Williamston, N. C, 
.stating the day and time that they 
will be there. AVe prefer to meet the 
noon train as it is dark when the late 
train gets thei'e. Those coming from 
tile East Avill be met at Williamston, 
N. C. on Friday or Saturday morning 
by writing to Bro. C. B. Harrison, 
Williamston, N. C, stating the day 
they will be there. 

J. H. D. Peele, for the church at 
Bear Grass. 
Williamston, N. C. 

The Mill Branch Union is to be held 
with the church at Simpson Creek. 



ADVANCE OF PRICE 

Xe\\hiiaj).-r !>, incicasi'd so nir.ca tlu- 
preseiil time compels us to acvaiii-v 
the i)rice of tiic Landiuark to liic or- 
iginal j)rice — t'wo dollars a \eur. l'hi>. 
we are rompclli'-d to do in order to con- 
tinue its publication. We hojie you 

will help us by renewing your suL- 
scrijititnis, and increasnig it^ circula- 
tion. 

We all know something of the in- 
cjvased cost of lining. 

P. D. G. 



Our Advertising Department is in Charge of 
JACOBS & COIV1PANY, CLINTON, S. C. 

SOLICITING OFFICES: 
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PRINTING. 
We print your Minutes, Book and 
Job Work at short notice, and with 
neatness and despatch. 

P. D. GOLD 



They that trust in the Lord shall be 
as mount Zion, which cannot be re- 
moved, but abideth for ever, 



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eo 



WOMAN AVOIDS 
OPERATION 

Medicine Which Made Sur- 
geon's Work Unnecessary. 

Astoria, N. Y. — "For two years I 
was feeling ill and took all kinds of 
-tonics. I was get- 
ing worse everyday. 
I had chills,my head 
would ache, I was 
always tired. I could 
not walk straight 
because of the pain 
in myback and I had 
pains in my stom- 
ach. I went to a 
doctor and he said I 
must go under an 
operation, but J did 
not go. I read in 
the paper about 
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com- 
pound and told my husband about it.* I 
said ' I know nothing will help me but I 
will try this.' I found myself improv- 
ing from the very first bottle, and in two 
weeks time I was able to sit down and 
eat a hearty breakfast with my hus- 
band, which I had not done for two years. 
I am now in the best of health and 
did not have the operation. ' ' — Mrs. 
John A. Koenig, 502 Flushing Avenue, 
Astoria, N. Y. 

Every one dreads the surgeon's knife 
and the operating table. Sometimes 
nothing else will do ; but many times 
doctors say they are necessary when 
they are not. Letter after letter comes 
to the Pinkham Laboratory, telling how 
operations were advised and were not 

Eerformed; or, if performed, did no good, 
ut Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com- 
pound was used and good health followed. 

If you want advice write to 
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co* 
(confidential), Ltynn, Mass. ' ^ 




Please send ms some, if not all, of 
what is due to the Landmark, and help 
me to carry on the Inisincss, and aid 
me in its publication. 



Herbs Smoked in 

Pipe or C igarette 

Relieve Catarrh, 




Hp sent f- 
e drew me < 



al>ovo, he took 
of many waters. 



DO YOU SUFFER 

FROM BACKACHE? 

When your kidneys are weak and 
torpid they do not properly perform 
their functions; your back aches 
and you do not feel like doing much 
of anything. You are likely to be 
despondent and to borrow trouble, 
just as if you hadn't enough al- 
ready. Don't be avictim any longer. 

The old reliable medicine, Hood's 
Sarsaparilla, gives strength 'and 
tone to the kidneys and builds up 
the whole system.* Get it today. 



70 



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If You Value Your Health 



Read Every Word 
of this Remark- 
able Story 

It IS told by one who has himselj 
experienced the regeneration in 
health which he encourages you 
to se^k by the self-same means. 

THE STORY OF A GREAT DISCOVERY 

I he h'li'uships ot a tr ivcnng salesiiian s 
life had wrecked mv health. Mv t;iunl/ 
physician diafrnoijed rny case as chronii; 
};:';;tritis. brought o:? by (}.:s-i:ii;-'. ot the liver 
iiiid complicaiud bv kianey trouDle. I con- 
sulted sneciahsts who confirmed his diag- 
nosis. Months pas'^i'd I grew worse and was 
linallv compelled to gi\ ? ui) my wo:k. 

l;v cnance I heard ot zoiv.e wonrtertul 



ch !km 
h t 



!sulted ti-om ( 



appct 



^ much £ 



and ( 



G end of the 
;tion nad re- 
: at ihe end 



of the third week I feii that I \ 
Iv t;ured. i hat was z\x veiirs r.go ana 1 still 
enjoy pcriect hea ih. 

Knowing that it had :'estorod mv healih 
and behevirg that it had saved mv lu;^. ! 
bought the bpring. 

I then determined to see whether the wat- 
er would cure others as it had cured me. I 
shipped ten gallons .-losolutoly free or 
charge lo eacu oi one ihcusand sufferers 
from chronic diseases. Only four reported 
no benefit from the use of the ten gallons. 
The other nine hundred and ninety-six re- 
ported decided benefit or complete cures. 
Many claimed that the water had saved 
their lives. 

I realized that I had discovered one of 
the world's greatest mineral springs, and I 
decided, to devote my life to it. But how 
could I make the world listen; hew could 
I make them believe my story? The pre- 
cious water was running to waste while 
thousands were suffering. 1 r,aid, I will 
make them believe me br showing my faith 




droi) s;; \ l o me sultenngs 

ot hvv. id I reqaesied the 

advG.r' : ol' the Wesleyan 

Christ i, I to see me. At 

n;v g:':;.. i siiowed him 

the li 11 from all 

parts ,n ■ -il^ired and 

who n:' ill! mv It'tter 

lilos ;:ih! : : I i i 1 !i i,i , ; I ;voral hours 
IP d 1 \ ] I t I 1 , 1^ ^( ith those 
who woi'o usii).-c ilio v;ater. 1 snowed him 
the chemical aiia'vsin and Ict'ers from phy- 
sicians oxolaining the curative properties 
of the water. 

He believed, and as a result he has writ- 
ten this announcement for mo. 

WILL YOU BELIEVE? 

I do not ask your implicit faith: only 
enough to try the water for three weeks as 
I did. I estimate that I drank about ten 
gallons and I, therefore offer glady to ship 
you two five gallon demijohns on my guar- 
antee that if you find that it does not bene- 
fit you I will promptly refund the price, 
which is only $2, 00... You must promise to 
drink the water in accordance with the in- 
structions which I will send you and return 
the empty demijohns. I mr.ke you the sole 
judge as to whether the water has benefited 



eiON'B LAMD1CAK& 



you, and as the Advertising Manager of this 
paper has kindly consented to guarantee my 
guarantee to refund r'our'money, if you are 
not benefited, I hope you will feel perfectly 
free to accept my oifer. 

This offer is extended to all who suffer 
with any chronic disease, except cancer and 
consumpiion, but I especially recommend 
the water for the treatment of stomach, 
liver, kidney and bladder diseases and for 
rheumatism, gout, uric vAd poisoning, gall 
stones, diabetes, nervous headaches and gen- 
eral debility resulting from impure or im- 
poverished blood. These are tlie diseases 
most frequently mentioned in the letters 
which I have received, but my offer is open 
to anyone who sufters from any chronic ail- 
ment. Yours sincerely, 

N. F. SHIVAR, Proprietor. 
EVERY MAIL BRIf.GS LETTERS LIKE 



than from months of Hot Springs, Ark., and 
rumer( 'is other Springs. I consider it tht 
verj- uest water extant. 

AUGUSTUS DUPONT. 

Lexington, Va., Nov. 24, 1911. 
Ml- N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C.:Dear Si; — 
the S-bivar Spring Water has cured me. \ 
I '■u^fered with intestinal indigestion :in(l 
would gladly recommend it to all suffering 
wiic inu gastion, kidney and liver troiible. 
^^.l;- i.,;t,£r had kidney trouble last fall and 
he ihouelit shivar Spring W^ater saved nis 
iile. Ue:q)ectlully, 

MRS. HARVEY DIXON. 



Atlanta, Ga., July, 27, 19\\. 
: X P Shivar, Shelton, S. C, Dear Sir 
irdered 10 gallons Shivr.r Spring Water 
cially for my teething baby who was suf- 
with its stomach and bowels. This 
1 iwed her disorders entirely and she 
1 again. I stopped all medicine 
lior only the water. I was also run 
1 )in the heat and fatigue, and the 
. h;:s restored me also. Thanking you, 
:iy respectfully. MRS. V/. C. McGILL. 



It is 



and o, r' , i • : iliscase and sCarv, 
was ill . of nc-v nin vi. 

and £; : o.dci-.-l Hi ga 

of yo., ■„M- ,1 1 11, -.■.I 

uousi " 
monil' 
cd 2 
have \. 

acts as a A II- -'.1 ■ ii" 

I prescribe it in my pia(.)(>. 
every instance had tho ccs;icii, 
essential to use this waccr in as large quan- 
tities as possible, for- it.s properties are so 
happily blended and in such proportion that 
they will not disurb the most delicate sys- 
tem. It is purely natiiie's renuvlv, 

A. L, i; \T, M, I). 

DuPcn; :'!]. 
Shivar Spring, She ^ ?men 
— I have suffered for \ ..: Ii nt, .ous in- 
di{,fstion and kidney troubles. Derived 
more Leneflt from the Shivar Spring Water 



Columbia, S. C. Aug. 11, 1912. 
jMr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, C. C: Dear Sir 
— until a few weeks ago may v/ife was a 
chronic sufi'erer from gall stones. She was 
stricken critically ill and nothing but mor- 
phine seemed to relieve hcf pain by rend- 
ering her unconscious. Rev. A. J. Foster, 
pascor of Shandon Baptist Church of Col- 
umbia, S. C, advised me to take her im- 
mediately to Shivar Spring. On consulting 
niy physician he agreed that it would be 
best to do so without delay. In about three 
days after arriving at the Spring, s>.e 
was apparently relieved and had regained 
her appetite. She has suffered no ill effect 
of the trouble since. Please publish for 
the benefit of sufferers. 

J. P. D. 

P. S. — I suffered for 8 years with kidney 
trouble and inflammation of the bladder. Af- 
ter using this water only a few days, I am 
entirely relieved r.nd suffe- no more effect 
of the trouble whatever. 



FILL OUT THIS COUPON AND MAIL IT TODAY 

Shivar Spring, Box 55-P., Shelton, S. C. 

Gentlemen: — I accept your guarantee offer and enclose herewith two ($2.00) 
dollars for ten gaDons (two five gallons demijohns) of Shivar Spring Water. I 
agree to give the watsr a fair trial in accordance with the instructions which 
you will send, and if I derive no benefit therefrom you are to refund the price in 
full, upon demand and upon receipt of the two empty demijohns, which I agree to 
return promptly. 



Address 

Shipping Point . 



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The jar of Mentholatum, neat, clean, 
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DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE 

Dear Brotlicr ( lold :- F(,r ilic fifst 
time I \\ri\i' what I Im..,- Ii,iv-' Ihm.ii tiir 
dealin-s ..f my d.'ar i l.-a vn i ! > Fath- 
er with inc. a poof sinnri-. siiir,- I lii-st 
felt myself as siirh. which is the r,)ii,.- 
dation and suppml that my hope of 
the r.'sui-ivctioii fi-om tin- dead unto 
ail iidiefitaiiee tliat is iiir,,rniptai)le 
and iindefilefl. 

When a child, as far baek as I ean 
rememl)er the fear of death and a 
biiriiino- hell confi-oiited me with sueh 
tlireatenin^' terror id' everlast iiie- pun- 
ishment that 1 was eontniually fri-'ht- 
ened and in dread of i1 I felt tiien 
whil(> a (diild myself, a snniei-, an.l if 
r died that r wonhl have 1., o,, 1,, tliat 

dreadful place wllleh 1 believed to be 

a burilin- hell, to i-emam foievev. .\ly 
thoughts were that when I died tliat 
the devil would <Xi-\ me. for as mean 
as I felt to be I could not hope that 
the rif^hteous Ood. as I felt He was. 
Avould take me to heaven. 

r yet so. vividly remember a dream 
I had: That I was standing on the 
back porch and looked across the 
field in rear of our home and saw a 
great beast sitting on his haunches, 
but standing straight on his fore legs. 
He was so tall thai the pine trees on- 
ly reached about half way iiis body, 
and 1 believed that lu^ was a great 
leopard, and believed that he was al- 
so the devil. 1' was so frightened at 
the appearan(!e of that great and ter- 



OF JESUS CHEIST 

rihle monstei- that 1 ran in tlie liouse 
and hid mysidf behind a table of 
eloihs to keep him fj-om ji'etting- me. 
I yet remember how I was frightened 
;nid what a heavy hur.len it left on 
my litlle heart, for I was yet a child; 
and if the ^■'ood Loi'd had never taken 
the fear of that di-eadful monster, 
and the angel place that thought he 
Avon Id cary me. if he got me, there 
nevei- would have been any rest in 
this \\-oiId. noi- the world to come, for 
me. I believed the Lord coiild keep 
that di'eadfui beast fi'om getting me, 
if h ■ would. I'.ut I could not have 
an.v eoiis,,|atioii that lie would. 1 want 
I0 >ay ri-h! here that fi'om my exjie- 
ri,.iice as a elidd. shows nw 'idainly 
that 111.' For.l can and docs rev.'al to 
little .diildren or I0 those who are 
destitute .d' worldly wisdom, that 
they ;ire silinci-s and tiieir last condi- 
tion. whi(di eoiiipids them to call up- 
on the name of the Loi'd and to know 
Him and kuo\v thai he is Ihe oidy one 
that can save them fr.mi cvei'lasting 
piinislimeiit . and at his own time re- 
veal HiiiiM lf to them as their deliv- 
erer and Jesus Christ their Saviour 
and give them a ho|)e of eternal life 
and theieh\- vei^ify the truth of Scrip- 
tures, 'Out <d' the mouth of babes and 
siuddinus thou hast pei-fected praise." 

The fear of torment with all its 
hori-(U's remained a great part of my 
time through all my youthful days, 



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ao much so that I never did criioy 

myself like other young people 

While at school 1 felt lonely iin 

olate, feehn<i' 1 was the nieancsi 

the school cliildrcn mu\ ]mi ;ii 

blame for my m.i.i. .-r.-u; <• on 

At tJllics It w ;i > UN: : ;) :,r,r\i 

me and i v>as m, 

like niy voimL;' i 

I was fcai'iui oi ■ 

it a great sni to Lull a .!> jii.i 

not to do so. 1 do not ri i^: -aiin'i ^t"- 

time when I did not feci i;, - w: 

sauier. i \^,i:iir(l ic ■ 

knew hov\', Liir w a,s so > , 

if I could be a : ^ =: 

would save me, i 

forts 1 felt to hr 

ter. Tins fcelniL-: , . : • , 

untd 1 went 10 Liic war, aiid ; 

additional weight was added i 

which 1 was already carrx m.^. 

was the fear that i would he kii.etl, 

having no lu)i)e of bem;.; <iii.\ h.i.>, 

ot¥ after death. 1 was (M))iii..-: 

begging God for mere v. \> ■ 

the trenches behnid ilie bi - 

at Petersburg, \ a., i A^as 

burdened that 1 got down on ni; 
knees and prayed to the Loid to ha\, 
mercy on me and si)are ui.v lile 
the war was over, hoping to m is. 
Him bettir li i e\er got liouie aua. . 
And 1 kn.^w il 1 kneeled down to pi...- 
in the liemlus tliat the boys ^^(..lh 
laugh at me or make fun of me, ^\llle.. 
would make me feel bad. So .1 resolv- 
ed to get over the breastworks, not- 
withstandlno- T v.-o.d.d he exposed to 
the lire u: 
breastw"! 
(our pieK: 
live yards , 
night, Avii : 
night aloa- i 
of being hil 1) 
enemy, i"> 



my kuec 
upon the groun 



sire to get down iii'o,! 
so great, yes, low (io\. i. 
d, that I silently climb- 



er the breastwoi-ks and humbled 
before my (iod to bow to Him 
v-y. .-.lid 1 have often thought 
i i nai me lear oJ; the wrath 
t;realei- 1o me tlian the 
■ kiJied by the nemy, and 
luonght thai surely that 
' liial i prayed not as a 
i wanted to be Mdiere no 
( iKtlii me. And i do be- 
;d in.'ard my prayer and 
:! . M. I (;r it was revealed 
. i » «'()uld live to see the 
) ihat i would live to be 
ad. 1 ieli better aud my 
aat With no hope of rest 

, iiiiut nineteen years old. 
: , ii.ier of Ceneral Lee "1 
..uaiMaiid" was ])arolled 
' et eanie m my mmd that 
auise tliat tlie Lord gave 
MS i)rayer that night, "That 1, 
iM,t be kdled in the war" was 
. i 1 liad lived to see the 

■r and ^\;ls yet alive. After 
- |,,;.ui. 1 tried to enjoy myself 
■ e, ig people m their amuse- 
M,Ktly i' felt more sori'ow 
: I felt it a sm and as it 
<-ase I felt that my sins 
. ... out and they would 
■Mid iFiat my friends and 
da louk upon me as the 
losL a^vk\\-ard dunce of 

nil)ered 'he promise the 

r. ( in iiiy praver- as before 
' I 1 " shoidd live to be 

■,l i e\i)ected that 

,^ -.p' 'bitted days up- 
\Tars passed by 
() ui\' appointed 
nr a hone But 



,, hope, for 
' faith I still 



ZION'S LANDMAKK 



75 



. the Lord for mercy. One ev- 
er-to-be-rememberecl day I was on luy 
knees all alone in the field picking 
cotton, in i^rayer between a little hope 
and desi^air, my burden began to move 
slowly but surel3% I hope, fi-om my 
poor burdened heart, and a quicken- 
ing together with my Lord and Sav- 
iour Jesus Christ took possession of 
me. I began to realize tha+ Lnri' 
was moving upon the ti ;); ' ' 
and I saw the light for ; 
in my lif eshinging out 
and shining in my heart, gi\ ;!ig i.: ■ 
the light of the knowledge of The glo- 
ry of God in the face of Jesus Christ 
my redeemer. Then I saw how Jesus 
could "save a poor sinner like me," 
and I could say '0 Jesus my Saviour 
I know thou art mine." I w;is not 
made so exceedingly happy as, som.' 
express themselves, but T could say 
"It is the Lord," and He has answer- 
ed my prayers and delivered mc from 
the fear of death that "made me all 
my lifetime subject to bondage." Then 
the promise that the Lord gave me on 
that night had been fulfilled, f^r I 
Avas when I received my deliverance 
from sin and death, thirty years old, 
being born in 1844 and my death to 
the laAV Avith all its terrible denuncia- 
tions and fiery curses and death to sin 
wa.s in 1874. which made me thirty 
years old and I could understand and 
realize the fnllness of the promise the 
Lord made me that night in answer to 
my praver for the war was over and 
1 alive," and I had lived to be tlui ty 
years old and died, I hope to sin. And 
no^I have a hope that my life is hid 
with Christ in God and when Ho who- 
is my life shall appear I hope to ap- 
pear with Him in glory. Now I am 
seventy-two years old and it is so en- 
couraging, strengthening and consol- 
ing to me to know that that death was 
so complete 1h;it T do feel to say and 



"believe it true" that I am dead to 
the laAv by the body of Christ, and 
that He is my Husband. 

M. B. WILLIFORD. 
Rocky I\rount, N. C. 



Dear Brother Cold:— My husband 
' ' ': llutt it got on 

iiinl lie wanted 
: rienec, and that 
I'lnch, and as it 
) do so for some 
. . : l.<nd ^^ill,■' try to 

do .su. 

When r Avas young I loved to en- 
gage in AAorldly pleasures such as go- 
ing to parties. I esjieeially enjoyed 
dancing and engaged in such until af- 
U'V I ns i.rn-i'ii'd and nntil tiie Lord 
' ■! i'.ins and snlTcring up- 
; lilt an end to that kind 
1 .1- nic roievcr. After I 
''vd n\);mt four years I 
i-.ii'ii.'d ])}- names from 
iiudi caught fire Avhile a 
■•\g filled Avhile it was 
which I suffered inex- 
jircs, 1 nn.d pain, being an 

invalid. - t upon myself 

aud nr- 1. and under the 

doctor s r; . . 1,1 c. -l eat Avhile, during 
Avliich time I saAv myself a great sin- 
ner. 

One morning after my husband had 
dressed my Avound, Avhich Avas the re- 
sult of the burn, it came so forcibly 
and with such convincing effect on 
my mind that I Avas a great sinner and 
am noAV suffering for my sins that I 
felt and saw myself as I had never be- 
fore. 1 felt that I was lost and there 
Avas no hope for me. And the suffer- 
ing and pain 1 had for a long time I 
can't describe, being so afiicted in 
body and believing that I must soon 
die from my bodily afflictions and too 
sinful to live, and having no hope of 
being any better off after death. My 



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troubU'fs \V(-i-c so Jicavy upon me that 
T could slci'|) l)u) little, and althou^'li 
1 was so weak lliat i could s.-an-Ldy 
walk. 1 could not lie on my bed and i 
would "P 'I'l'l ^^alk llie floor at 
iii<>-lit. aiul ju-ay the Lord to have mer- 
cy on mi;, a ])oi)r lost siniuT. My bur- 
den was so heavy 1 i'(dt like I would 
choke to death. One Saturday morn- 
ing after my wound had ootteu a lit- 
tle better, my husband asked nie if I 
could not go with him to church, which 
was at Moore's meeting house, and in- 
sisted that it might do me good if I 
would go. 1 wanted to go but felt 
that I was unwoi'thy to be Avith the 
I;or(rs people. I loved them and Avas 
satislied that lliey were the pcoi)le of 
(iod. hut could not see how they could 
love such a one as me. Although by 
Ins ])ermission I consented to go, after 
we started I felt so bad and so miser- 
able that I told my husband to carry 
me back home, for I did not feel like I 
could live to get to the church. He 
tried to comfort and encourage me, 
and would not carry me back. So fi- 
nally we got to the church and Broth- 
er A. J- Mnore was preaching. And it 
appeared lo nie that he knew how 1 
felt and told just how I felt better 
than 1 ••nuld myself. That night 1 
^vas still burdened with my sin so 
that I -)uhl not sleep. We went back 
to chur.-h Sunday morning, still feel- 
ing as sinful and vile as ever. I felt 
that the people could see how sinful 
and vile 1 was, as I felt it, and would 
look upon me as such. We started 
home and 1 lold my husband hov 
dreadful 1 had felt all the while aaa 
there was no -est for m ; aoyn here 
,vent Au.l while rid. n- along th-^ 
,oad beggniglhe Lord for men.y T ,v- 
Uve that He heard my prayers. I teu 
a change taking phw-. v,,„i me ^^.r 
that great burden of ' V'/.t,, „.,t 
fore seemed to be pressing m,, 

J off my heart and 



of me began to move ( 



joy and happiness toofl its fia.ce and 
tilled my whole being, and so--)W and 
sadness depart(Ml and Joy, peace and 
love and adoration tilled my hear:, 
and the woi-ds of the Psalmist: 
"Praise (iod from whom all blessings 
Ho\v."' eonmieiieed ringing in my ears, 
and 1 began singing it, feeling every 
A'-ord of it. .My husband said: "Pat- 
tie, what is the matter with you?" I 
told him "1 am so happy, help me 
praise the Lord. 

Brother and Sister W. M. Daugh- 
eii'edg'e were riding along the road, just 
ahead of us and my husband called to 
them to stop. As soon as we caught 
up with them they saw what had taken 
])lace with me and that the Lord had 
been merciful to me and delivered me 
from my great burden, and put a neAv 
song in my mouth even praises to His 
great name. And we all had a season 
of re.ioicing together there on the 
I'oad. I have never felt that same bur- 
den since, but instead have had a 
sweet comforting hope that there re- 
maineth a rest for me beyond the veil 
of tenrs. I began to be impressed to 
unite with the churcdi but could not 
feel worthy and tried to keep my feel- 
iniis to myself. Sometime after that 
i'.rother .Moore came to Pleasant Hill 
and he and others came home with my 
husband and when they drove up into 
the yard 1 Avent out to meet them and 
when 1 shook hands with Brother 
Moore he said he felt that the Lord 
had sent him there and it so filled my 
heart that 1 began crying. 1 hated so 
bad that I had acted that Avay for I 
did not Avant to deceive them. That 
night Ave had preaching at home and 
after the people left Brother Moore 
told me that he l)elieved 1 had a hope 
and Avanted to hear me talk some and 
for the first time that I had ever told 
anyone of my ti-ials and feelings I be- 
gan to tell it to him and 1 believe the 
Lord gave me liberty to tell of His 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



77 



dealing with me. Brother Moore ask- 
ed me why I did not join the church 
and 1 told him I did not want to de- 
ceive any one. He told me that T 
Avould never know that, I would have 
to live by hope. 

Sometime after that I went to the 
Falls to preaching- and three gave in 
to the church. I wanted to also, but 
could not, but that night I was so 
completely overcome and felt that if 
I rebelled any longer I was bound to 
die, and I resolved that if the Lord 
would spare me I would offer myself 
next morning. And He gave me 
strength to fulfill my promise, and 0. 
how happy I felt after doing so. My 
health was so bad that some told me 
that I ought not to be baptised, but 
the Lord had given me such faith in 
Him that I felt like He would take 
care of me. I had not gotten well of 
my burns and was very weak, but 
Brother Gold knew of it, and he was 
so tender with me, so as not to hurt 
my wounded arm. which Avas yet sore 
from my wrist nearly to my shoulder, 
and which had to to be amputated, of 
which I will A\Tite and I will close. 

My arm never cured up and eigh- 
teen years afterward the doctors told 
me they would have to take it off, and 
ap])ointed a day tlwit they would meet 
at our house to perform the ojieration. 
r had suffered so much that I had got- 
ten so weak tliat 1 eould hardly be up 
and about. Wh.^u the dnetors eame 
in my room for nie u> m the foom 
and put me on the opei-atii:- tal)le 1 
did not feel that 1 could get up and 
walk in the other room, but the bless- 
ed Lord spake to me these words: "In 
my Father's house are many man- 
sions, if it were not so I would have 
told you, i' go to prepare a place for 
vou, that where 1 am ye may be also." 
Xnd took all my fear away from me 
and gave me strength to "Rise up and 
walk," and 1 did so with ease. And i 



believe he was with me whether I liv- 
ed or died I was the Lord's. And 
when 1 awoke from the operation' the 
same seriptuie was on my mind and 
1 was rejoicing and it has been a great 
comfort to me at times ever since. 

Your sister in hope. 
JERUTHA A. WILLIFORD. 
Rocky .Alount, N. C. 



EXPERIENCES 

Elder M. B. Williford and his wife, 
beloved members, each has an article 
(experience) in this issue. 



Dear Brotlier (iold:— ]\ly health is 
still very pooi-. T went to Atlanta, 
<ia.. about a month ago and had my 
tliroat ojierated on and I am still un- 
der a specialist's care and I hope that 
r shall he restored to health before 
many months. 

Pray for me d(>ar Bro. Gold: I get 
so low down at times that T feel that 
I haven't a friend in the world. But 
this feeling doesn't last but a few 
days and T am so glad, but I often 
wonder what good I am in this world 
and I think to myself, well 1 suppose 
(Jod has a inirpose in letting me live 
and suffer. When 1 had this throat 
oi)eration 1 had such a hemmorhage 
that I thought 1' Avould die and I tried 
to jn-ay to God if it \\as His will I was 
ready to go. T never felt so willing 
to die befoTe. 

It seems to me there is much cool- 
ness in our church these days and it 
hurts me so much when I am sick and 
not able to go to church that none of 
the sisters or bi'ethren will come to 
see me. I always go to church if I am 
any ways able to walk aiid not suffer- 
ing too much to enjoy the preaching, 
but when I am suffering so much bod- 
ily pain I can't enjoy anything. 1' 
get so restless and nervous. But I 
know I am blest in lots of ways and I 



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try to he thankful. So mnnv 
' - • - • - ofT than T fir. 

old !i-ei]t.leir ' 



' one mornm": just as I was 
' LoTfl -while he 
nk it is Serip- 
'1 like to have 
i love the Primi- 
1 am not worthy of 
(lum. "When I go 
and hear tliom tell of 



nd sorrow I 1 



01 K' 1 can M'lt- 
n!(> people 
i-Mil/' and I 
iriilh whon I 
1iie Lord re- 
ver and keep 
unto her bor- 
i and save ui 



lisli. if not. burn it. 



' of a. hotter life, 



Bear avj 
to tea of 



■! tell you of 
■written by 
I unsin, Lester 
I 'l. J 912. For 
■ feasted on 
niL'U comfort 
v', ;is impress- 
i!i rough the 

1,-: ,:ro strangers 

r 1 ■ belonged to 

i agree with 
read them 
iliongh I feel 
I 'jin nothing, 
i;. unworthi- 
such dear 
s ,1 and believe 

labored un- 
: kept putting 
e feeling so 
to the task, 
: i,nr]iose. He 
\' that others 
:iy copy and 
' least. Won- 
I'ould remem- 
It has been 

^ , : ;:ear those dear 

J-,- i.-d in her letter. 

I ::,ior AVilson once, 

.til me, :iear Kdaur: I want would b.vo io luar him some more. I 
some comforting words that shall neyer forget the forcefulness of 



little 



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his sermou although it has beeu some 
time since I heard him. I "welLre- 
member his text: Song 4:2, "Thy 
teeth are like a flock of sheep that 
are even • shorn which came up 
from the washing whereof every 
one bear twins and none is barren 
among them, all bearing the peaceful 
fruits of rightuess." While listening 
to him it did seem like tlu' gospel 
])Oured from his moiitli like u living 
stream of Avater. I believe he is a ser- 
vant of the true and living God. 
When 1 go among the Phimitive Bap- 
tist and hear those faithful soldiers 
of t! ' ' 1 lifting up 

thci! I^i-'t showing 

lsr;:i , ii-^e of Ja«ob 

their iiuiiy...v,ioi:. i y.m happy. in my 
inmost soul for if 1 pray or read sin i.s 
mixed with all 1 do. You who love 
the Lord in deed tell me is it thus 
with you? 

I will now close and if this should 
prove a word of comfort for any one 
give the honor to whom all glory and 
honor is due. I could not lidi) from 
writing it. 

The remainder of my days 1 
hope to follow in the footsteps of 
Christ and with Ruth my soul feels to 
please entreat me not to leave thee 
nor from following after thee. Wish- 
in^ vou to remember me at the throne 
o,%racc A POOR SINNER. 



JESTING 

Dear Brother Gold: — For some days 
I have been much impressed to write, 
on the practice of Jesting, which is so 
much amongst us, and which the 
Epistle to E])h. 5:4 treats of. 

The words "not convenient," mean 
unbefitting or unsuitable. That is al- 
together contrary to the word 
"grave." Timothy was taught that 
Deacons must be grave, (1st Timothy 
3:8, and that their wives must be 



1. The teaching of 
■ says that the aged 
ed women should be 



the Deacons the apostle uses the word 
"likev.'ise." Tliis shows thnt to be 
grave is a qualificatii i iis- 

try for that is the ■ iu' 
had just been consicl r- 
ing. Therefoi'e it i:; :ii 
our ministei's, Deai ( ; 
our aged men and ag L 
be giave, sober; ;i' i<> 
foolish jesting whic'i ;r 
a true character oi' . !. 
especially those among us who nr,' in 
S"eputation for wisdom and honor. 

'Dead Hies cause ihc ointmcTTt of 
tlie apothecary to ser 
ing savor: so doth ;! 
that is ill voi.ii'Mioii / , 
honor.'' ' ■ :i. 

An once spoken to 

by a L ' told him of his 

Jesting and called up the words 
Paul that it is not convenient. lie 
joked bi-rl: :/ : > rait: ri!ln>--s by say- 
ing, " . lit thing 
I ever ' iis true 
ds pci ui . ,. . ' - - I'?.' arc, 
but it was very Uiiuc^ i s 
n f-i rvant of the livj 
should have been sl . . i «l 
by the faithful sister s iiiudness to 
him and love for the purity of the 
gospel. 

The late Elder F. A. Chick s: : ' ' 
on one occasion he and a iiv.i. 
other brethren were jn'.'; 
ing fnnny things for 
of themselves and oii-. 
before 1^ ' - 
V\-iioni I 
table u 
to pra.. 



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proved at their evening's conversa- 
tion that only Ehlor ITartwell, who 
had not in any May ciij^'aged in the 
fi-iv()h)ns conversation, could read 
and ji'o hcforc tbe Lord in prayer. In 
his pi'aycr In- asked the Lord to re- 
])i'ove and forgive tlie brethren for 
the levity in w liieh they had so freely 
(Mi<ia^r(l dni-in^' the evening. It was 
soiin> tinn' after tlie service before any 
of tlieiii dai'ed to open any conversa- 
tion at all lu'cansc Ihey were so re- 
])roved of tlunr conduct. 

Less than ar year ago I attended a 
two days meeting with one of our 
churches. 1 was in a cold and barren 
state, it fell to me to speak first and 
I Avas followed by a young minister 
Avith whom 1 luul not met before. I 
did not enjoy my ministry but was 
well i>l eased and comforted in his. 
That was all the comfort I got out of 
that nn'eting. At night several of us 
sto).l)''d in the honn' of one of the 
brethren. TIumv was with us a min- 
ister who IS of big rei.utatu)n. Dur- 
ing the evening the conversation was 
vai-ied in many worldly things but 
,..,] ,.,■„, II of onr Lord Jesus appear- 
,,,1 to n~it have been been thought of 
!,t all l>ater the drift was against 
'n.'ohd.itiou and I soon found that all 
hnt mvself were of >j.ie'mind. Soon 
hev all had their drains. After sup- 
per the same sub.iect was proposed by 
some one in the company and was car- 
ried on until the minister above re- 
ferred to proposed to have some mu- 
sic from the graphoplione. Then that 
became the order for the rest of the 
evening, and after each piece of mu- 
sic that minister would tell jokes and 
create much laughter in tbe company. 

kept thinking of the dead flies m 
pothecary's ointment. That night s 
einversation tlnished my- comfort foi 
the balance of tl-t meeting and I wa 
glad when the time came for it to art 
^ We frequently hear brethren tell 



funny things in their sermons and the 
congregation will laugh at such 
things and afterwards speak in the 
highest terms of that minister and of 
that sermon because of that funny, or 
that sharp saying. Such is altogether 
contrary to the calling of God's min- 
isters and entirely unworthy of a 
place in a gospel sermon. God can- 
not be praised in such levity. It 
grows up in worldly-mindedness. It 
is giddy and unbecoming the minis- 
try of God's servants. When such 
things arise in our minds we may 
know that they are of anti-Christ. 
They are not fit to be used to illus- 
trate the solemn word of oux God, 
and we, as the servants of our God, 
shall totally abstain from all such fil- 
thy conversations and evil communi- 
cations. They are not befitting the 
children of God and should not be in- 
dnlged ill by the ciiildren of God, and 
<.si)ccially the ministers of God who 
should be eiisamples to the tlock. Bet- 
ter be dead ourselves in our conver- 
sations than to poison the minds and 
l,,>;,rts of the children of God with 
snch lleshlv things as "dead flies." 
H,i,ch things make us very accepta- 
ble with t"e giddy and with young 
people who know nothing of the sal- 
emnities of our God and His worship 
but such is not convenient with those 
whom the Lord has called out of the 
world, and given them a home with 
His little ones. 

We should let our lights so shme 
before men that they may see our 
!!.ood works and glorify our Father 
who is in heaven. 

I pray the Lord to give us to love 
and follow after the purity of His 
holy examples which He gave us in 
the days of His flesh. 

I am, I trust, wour brother in the 
hope of the gospel. 

L. H. HARDY. 

Atlantic, N. C. 



ZIQN'S LANDMARK 



SI 



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"Remove not the ancient landmark 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. C. 

F. a. LESTER, .^oyd, V». 

VOL. L. NO. 4 



Entered at the pcstoffice at Wilson a» 
secord class inniter. 



WILSON, N. C, JAN. ],. 1917 



EDITORIAL. 

UNCHANGEABLENESS. 
Man is subject to changes. He re- 
ceives impressions from without. 
Hence he is a creature, and liable to 
change. He cannot create. Outside of 
him are powers greater than he pos- 
sesses. Countless influences not caused 
or produced by him affect liis thoughts 
and impressions find conclusions. 
Tiight, heat, (i;iy, n\<xht the things 
risible, pliysic;il, mcMitnl, moral are 
continually operating on him to 
change his thoughts, visions and i)ur- 
poses, so that there is scii-eelv 
creature more subject to cliaii^c than 
man. 

The babe appears and enters into 
the world small, hellpless, inexperi- 
enced. This growth and devdoinncnt, 
his contact with things new to liim 
give him views and make impr. ssions 
on him that tend to harden his 
thoughts and impressions of life If 
he grows to manhood he may become 
sober-minded and considiMatc fixed m 
his views, and we call h\m linn, steatl- 
fast If he refuses to change his mnid 
or view of things some think he is 



stubborn or prejudiced. If he rea- 
sons, weighs matters presented to him 
so that he is influenced by circum- 
stances, so that his mind or purpose 
changes we say lie is changeable, un- 
stable. If his convictions hold him 
fast, so that he refuses to yield to any 
outside pressure we say he is selfpos- 
sessed. 

But if there is a man able to consider 
the entire field or range of thought 
and view so that nothing new could 
ever enter his mmd, nor could any- 
thing ever be presented to him that 
he had never before looked at it or 
considered it. To him all things are 
open, so that all this he knew from 
the beginning, and nothing could ev- 
er oecui- or come to pass that had not 
been foreseen or foreknown, so that 
all tilings were present to him, for he 
had tieclaied all of them from the be- 
ginning, ^\■e would esteem such an 
one as perfect. Nothing could in- 
crease or le.ssen his knowledge, or at 
all aflect it. We could say that such 
a one was of one mind, and therefore 
could not be changed, is unchangea- 
ble. 

Suppose such a character to be holy, 
(true, perfect, and therefore not at 
all influenced by any outside thought, 
desire or imju'ession. Such a charac- 
ii v \\ e V, ould love and adore, tru^t 
ami wdrsliip. il' tiie principles of the 
pei icrt niir existed at all in US for 
tiiere must he ill our view, mind or 
lieait a love for this jierfection which 
\\()iilil so (leliglit us that we must feel 
aiul behold in liim the beauty and pur- 
ity so great that it would call forth 
and eoniiiiaiid our love, reverence, 
Avorshij), praise and trust, so that this 
Avould be to us thi^ perfection of praise, 
a(h)ration aii<! confidence. 

|[a|>piness, joy, contentment, delight, 
peae(\ quietness, satisfaction, with ev- 
vty other ennobling principle would 
call forth our worship- so that we 



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could truthfully say, whom have I 
in heaven but thee, and there is none 
on earth I desire beside thee. 

The eternal Grod is the refuge and 
strength of his people, who are ex- 
horted and taught to adore, love and 
trust in him. 

We cannot love or delight in a char- 
acter that possesses the principles 
of truth and love, faithfulness and 
steadfastness, purity and truth if 
there is no desire for these holy prin- 
ciples in us. What we hate or love 
in spirit and worship, or seek tells of 
the spirit or nature we are. 

P. D. G. 



"How beautiful are the feet of 
them that publish peace." 

Their walk must be peaceable — not 
provoking any strife. They must not 
step on the necks of the poor and 
needy. No bones must be broken. No 
burdens must be laid on the oppress- 
ed. The land wherein these hearers 
dwell must be the land of Judah. Sa- 
lem's heights must be beheld. Zion's 
courts must be looked upon as the 
city of their solemnities. 

No wars must be dreaded. No gal- 
ley with oars must plough on these 
peaceful waters. No galley with oars 
can enter this river of water clear as 
crystal proceeding from the throne of 
God and the Lamb. No death shall 
be there. 

Who are those that preach peace, 
and where dwell the blessed ones that 
see their teachers, and that know the 
joyful sound. The depths say it is 
not in me. The height says not in me. 
It is in that highway and way that 
that there is no confidence, no love, 
no vulture's eye hath seen. No rav- 
enous beast ever enters there. There 
is but one character that walks in 
this blessed way where there is no 
sickness, nor death, and where the 
wayfaring man though a fool nev- 



er errs. 

Jesus the way, the truth and th« 
life embodies in his perfection all that 
is necessary to fill the vessel of mercy 
with praise, satisfaction and glory in 
the Lord, and to beautify him with 
the garments of salvation. But this 
is hid from all who are wise in their 
own eyes. 

The spirit that hears, loves and re- 
joices in this salvation is not the car- 
nal mind. The law of the spirit of 
life in Christ Jesus hath made me 
free from the law of sin and death. 
Hence there is now no condemnation 
to them that are in Christ Jesus, who 
walk not after the flesh, but after the 
Spirit. Such are dead to the law of 
sin and death. They are dead to the 
law by the body of Christ, and are 
married to him who is risen from the 
dead, that they should bring forth 
fruit unto God. To be joined unto 
him who is risen from the dead raises 
us above death. That is we are dead 
to the law by the body of Christ. 
He that believeth is passed from death 
unto life. 

It is not the flesh or Adam man thus 
delivered. If any man be in Christ 
he is a new creature, old things are 
passed away, and behold all things 
are become new, and all things are of 
God. Hence all is peace and love in 
the Spirit, and all the preaching in 
this land of peace is glory to God in 
the highest, on earth peace, and good 
will to men. 

No burden is laid upon the humble 
that rest in the Lord. It is the bride 
the Lamb's wife. P- D- Gr. 



WHAT CONFUSION. 

Behold how the world seems to be 
out of joint. When the bonds of so- 
ciety are snapped , and he that you 
considered your friend betrays you so 
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no good will, but hate, malice and sus- 
picion takes the reins, then where is 
security and safety? When there is a 
state of war, and the powers of de- 
struction are broke loose, so that law 
and order no longer prevail, then 
mankind can begin to see the good of 
law and order, where every one must 
behave himself, or be put in such con- 
finement that compels him to respect 
the rights of others. 

Our condition is yet better than 
.'that. We yet have rights respected 
under the forms of law. But look at 
the insecurity of reckless driving and 
see how many are killed or maimed 
for life because some drunken man is 
running automobiles. See how little 
regard there is for the rights of oth- 
ers. How little good will ther(; is be- 
tween many of our people. There 
should be a halt of this dangerous 
speed ere it is too late.. 

The machinery of society needs care- 
ful watching and guarding, lest it be 
so wrecked for want of good will and 
respect for the rights of others that 
the foundations of society are remov- 
ed and destroyed ere we are aware of 
it. 

The safeguards of society are built 
\ip slowly, and need vigilant watch- 
ing. When they are lost like one's 
virtue it cannot be restored. The 
price of liberty is eternal vigilance. 

When war takes charge of the coun- 
try it is then too late to enjoy the se- 
curity of, rest and quietness. The 
building up of the bulwarks of liber- 
ty and prosperity of a nation is one 
of the greatest labors of conscientious 
regard for the rights of all, and the 
sincere purpose of every one to ob- 
servs the laws and regulations of the 
state which requires that every obe- 
dient one shall be resjieeted and pro- 
tected in his rights, and every one 
that transgresses the law shall be 



punished or taught that he must res- 
pect the rights of others. The frame- 
work of society is much complicated, 
and so knit together that it is incum- 
bent on every person to divide his 
lot and dwell in quietness and peace 
with others. When this is observed 
there is health and satisfaction in the 
body-politic, and none is molested, 
but each one dwells in quiet and with 
good Avill to others. 

Leaders, as they claim to be, in so- 
ciety are boasting of such enlighten- 
ment and progress that soon wars 
will cease. During the month that 
the Europeon war broke out the frail 
fetters that held the war dogs off, it 
was said by a leading man of Wilson 
that they thought the principles of 
peace had such firm hold on the pub- 
lic mind that there could be no more 
wars. Bnt how deceitful are such ap- 
pearances. A man in quietness may 
think he could not be easily provoked 
to offend, but how suddenly he may 
become enraged and all his supposed 
self-control may be turned into fury 
and thirst for revenge. 

We read of a time when nations 
shall learn war no more, shall beat 
their spears into pruning hooks, Isa. 
2:4. But that peace shall be in the 
holy mountain of the Lord. See Isai. 
11. it is the reign of the Prince of 
Peace that such wonders shall be ac- 
complished that the wolf shall dwell 
with the lamb, and the leopard shall 
lie down with the kid; and the calf 
and the yovmg lion and the fatliag to- 
gether; and a little child shall lead 
them." Isa. 11 chapter. But as long 
as men are possessed of the savage 
^nd brutal nature of the savage, when 
that nature is aroused the cords of so- 
ciety are snapped, and the hate and 
murder of the fiend appears. Hence 
those European nations a few years 
ago supposed to be so refined have in 



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this fierce war sliown the hate and 
malice of the savage, and they feast 
and gloat in the slaughter of man- 
kind. 

How fearful when the dogs of war 
are turned loose. How hard it is to 
stop them. How much better for each 
one to take heed to himself, and to 
keep his own body under, and obey 
the powers that be. How needful to 
give good heed to the faithful Moses 
who wrote, "when thou goest to war 
keep thee far from every wicked 
thing." For war is in its nature con- 
trary to every pure principle of love 
and righteous dealing. P. D. G. 



"Behold I make all things new." 
Rev. 21:5. This is said by Him that 
sits upon the throne. The Lord God 
is Lord of lords, and king of kings; 
therefoi-e his power is above all pow- 
er. None can tell him any thing. 
Known unto God are all his Avorks 
from the begiiniing of the world. Acts 
15 :18. 

The first Adam is of the earth. The 
Second Adam is the Lord from heav- 
en. God made Adam of the dust of 
the ground, and God said unto him 
dust thou art and to dust thou shalt 
return. Yet he was still in the hand 
of his INIaker, though Avhen he sees 
himself as he is he feels that he is 
dust and ashes. (Gen. 18:27.). 
- The Lord commands Jeremiah to go 
down to the potter's house. He is 
shown the clay in the potter's hand. 
It is marred, but it is still in the pot- 
ter's hand. The potter takes the 
same clay still in his hand, and of it 
he makes another vessel that suits 
the potter. Hath not the potter pow- 
er over the clay, of the same lump to 
make one to honor and another to dis- 
honor? 

If any man be in Christ he is a new 
creature. It is the sinner that is sav- 
ed. The power is all of God. Cre- 
ated iu Christ Jesus unto good works 



Avhich God hath foreordained, that 
we should walk in them. Tlien is this 
the man that is born again. It is the 
Adam-sinner that is born again. 
Years a<i() 1 went to the Little River 
Association. Before I stepped out of 
tlie liuggy r was in a brother came to 
me and .said, "Brother Gold there is 
a question all over this hill, what be- 
came of Adam?" I re[)lied,, if Adam 
is not saved wlio is s;ived? But when 
Adam sees and feels his sinful nature 
and condemnation the question with 
liim is how can I be saved? I am a 
sinner. Paul wrote, "This is a faith- 
ful saying and vC'orthy of all accepta- 
tion, that Christ Jesus came into the 
world to save sinners of whom I am 
chief. The Lord does not cast otf his 
j)eople whom he foreknew. They are 
still in his hand though marred. You 
hath he quickened who were dead in 
sins. Who could be found in a more 
corrupt and defiled condition than to 
be dead in trespasses and in sin, 
Avherein we walked in times past, and 
by nature were children of Avrath 
even as others? But God who is rich 
in mercy with the great love where- 
with he loved us, even when we were 
dead in trespasses and in sins, hath 
^quickened us together with Christ, 
and made us to sit together in heaven- 
ly places in Christ Jesus. How great 
and wonderful is this love. Are not 
all things made new in Christ. Old 
things are passed away, behold all 
things are become new, and they are 
of God. Created in Christ Jesus unto 
good works; not in Adam unto good 
Avorks, but in Christ Jesus xmto good 
Avorks. that Ave sliould Avalk in them. 
Behold Avhat niniincr of love the Fa- 
ther hatli bestowed on us that Ave 
sliould be called tlie sous of God. 
Well may it be said, "It dotli not yet 
ajipear Avhat Ave shall be; but Avhen 
we see him avc slmll In- like liim, for 
we shall see iiiui ^is Iu; is. His ap- 



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pearing with the glory of his Father 
and the holy angels shall change 
these vile bodies and fashion them 
like unto his glorious body, and we 
shall awake with his likeness, and 
sliall be satisfied. 

Why should it be thought a thing 
incredible with you that God 
should raise the dead? In nature 
Saul thought he ouglit to do many 
things contrary to Jesus of Nazareth, 
Avhich things he did. But he said: 
"When I saw in the Avay a light from 
heaven above the brightness of the 
sun at noonday sliining round about 
puy -aui iiii.u 8.i'>AV -^mi; uioi[; puR -lui 
when we were all fallen to the earth 
1 heard a voice from heaven speaking 
unto me in the Hebrew tongue, and 
saying. Saul, Saul, why persecutest 
thou me? Cannot 1h'' Tjord God Avho 
created man of the dust of the earth 
luit his truth in his inward ])arts? 
Cannot (!od who commands the light 
to shine out of darkness, who said. 
Let there l)e light, and there was 
light, that God wlio quickens the 
dead raise u]) tlies.- vile bodies and 
so change these mortal bodies that 
this corruptihle shall i)n1 on iiicor- 
rui)tion, and this nnirtal \nd on im- 
mortality, a!i(l d. ath 1>.' no more, but 
be swallo^ve<l iiji in thi' victory of the 
resurrection, wliei'ein (iod makes all 
things new:' What did Christ fail to 
do. while he was in the flesh? He 
s])ake and it was don(\ There was no 
difficulty in his raisinu- La/,ai-iis from 
the dead. Shall tln^v be any dillcr- 
ence Avhen all power in lieaven and 
in earth is delivered inio his hanfls, 
shall thei'e l)e any difficulty in rais- 
ing the dead? 

The first man is of the earth earthy. 
The second man is the Lord from 
heaven. As is the eai'thy such are 
they also that are earlhy; and as is 
the heavenly sneii are they also that 
are heavenly, and as we have borne 



the image of the earthy Ave shall also 
bear the image of the heavenly. Noav 
this I say, ])rethren, that flesh and 
blood caiuiot inherit the kingdom 
of God, neither doth corruption hi- 
herit incorrujition. Behold, ! shoAv 
you a mystery." AVhat is it? We shall 
not all sleep, but ^ve shall be changed. 
In a moment, in the tAvinkling of an 
eye. at the last tr\nni)et. for the trum- 
pet shall sound, ami the dead shall 
be raisi'd. Koi- this corruptible 
shall put on ineoi ruption, and mor- 
tal shall put on immortality, then 
shall be bi'ouglit to pass the saying 
that is Avritten, Death is swallowed 
up in victory. 0 death where is thy 
sting. () grave Avhere is thy victory. 
The sting of death is sin, and the 
strength of sin is the law. But thanks 
be to (iod who giveth us the victory 
through oui- Lord Jesus Christ. 
Therefoi-e, my beloved brethren, be 
ye steadfast. unniovable. ahvays 
abounding in the work of the Lord, 
forasmuch as ye knoAV that your la- 
])er is not in vain in the Lord. 

Have not believers in Jesus been 
sh(i\vn and taught that Jesus is the 
truth, and that it is not a vain thing 
to serve and trust him? 

Our experience teaches us that He 
that hath delivered doth deliver, and 
Ave trust he Avill yet deliver; and 
blessed are all they that trust in him. 

P. D. G. 



\'ie\v requested of Mark 10:17-27: 
■And when he Avas gone forth into the 
way. thei'e came one running, and 
kneeled to liiui, and a.sked him: Good 
]\laster, Avliat shall I do that I may in- 
herit eternal life?" 

A strange question he asked, 
"What shall I do that I may inherit 
eternal life?" Hoav can one make 
himself the heir of another? 

Jesus said unto him : Why callest 
thou me good? There is none good 



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but one, that is God." Jesus loved 
Primitive Baptist church, shouting and 
the commandments." Then Jesus 
states some of them. The man said: 
"All these have I kept from my 
youth." Here is an answer that 
sounded that it was perfect: ""What 
lack I yet?" Jesus beholding him 
loved him, and said unto him: "one 
thing lackest thou yet." "Was he 
that near the kingdom of heaven ?i 
"Go thy way, sell what thou hast and 
give to the poor; and thou shalt have 
treasure in heaven; and come tako 
thy cross, and follow me." The young 
man was sad at that saying and went 
away grieved ; for he had great pos- 
sessions.- Jesus said: "How hardly 
shall they that have riches enter into 
the kingdom of heaven. 

What a wretched condition man is 
in. The very thing he wants and 
f^trives for, if he had it would keep 
him out of the kingdom of heaven. 
The love of money is the root of all 
evil. How hard, said Jesus is it for 
them that trust in riches to enter into 
the kingdom of heaven.. "It is easi- 
er for a camel to go through the eye 
of a needle than for a rich man to en- 
ter into the kingdom of heaven." 
That is what a man cannot do. The 
disciples were astonished and said who 
then can be saved? Jesus looking up- 
on them said: "With men this is im- 
possible: but not with God; for with 
God all things are possible." Salva- 
tion is of the Lord. Who is the 
friend of poor, fallen, sinful man? 
God is the only hope of poor,fallen 
man. If left to men to perform the 
things the law requires no man would 
be saved, because no man is equal to 
this righteous command: for by the 
deeds of the law shall no flesh living 
be justified. But the wisdom of God 
has opened a way that reaches the 
case of man. He has laid help upon 
one that is mighty, or is able to save 



unto the uttermost them that come 
unto him. Jesus is the unspeakable 
gift of God. Nor is there another 
name under heaven given among men 
whereby we must be saved, neither is 
there salvation in any other. 

They that are humble to receive 
him are the ones prepared to be sav- 
ed by the gift of God which is alto- 
gether perfect, and in whom there is 
no failure. 

The disciples understood and Jesus 
meant that is is impossible for man to 
go through the eye of a needle, but 
that with God all things are possible; 
that with man, or left to man, it is 
impossible for man to keep the holy 
law of God,' and therefore if left to 
man to comply, or perform what the 
law requires, it is impossible for him 
to be saved, but that God has provid- 
ed a perfect way of salvation through 
Jesus Christ who shall save his peo- 
l)le from their sins, and in whom 
there is no failure. Hence blessed 
are they that put their trust in him. 

P. D. G. 



Obituaries 

DULA M. MOORE. 

Deair Brother Gold:— I do believe 
it seemed good to our Heavenly Fath- 
er to take home our dearly beloved 
sister, Lula M. Moore, (nee) Blalock, 
daughter of William A. and Judith 
Mary Blalock. 

She was born October 7, 1882. On 
June 3, 1908, she was happily married 
to W. L. Moore, of Durham, N. C, 
making their home in this city 612 
Holloway street. 

She seemed to know she was bound 
to go. In August as her bed was be- 
ing made up she was trying to help 
and said: "It reminds me of Jesus 
making up his dying bed." 

On March 13, she sent for Elder C. 



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F. Denny and united herself with the 
rimitive Baptist church, shouting and 
singing, being so weak she could not 
raise her arms, she would pat the bed 
coverlets and say: "I am so happy, 
no one knows of this happiness until 
they experience it." 

I went to see her the next morning. 
Oh! she looked so relieved, so happy. 

It seems there is no doubt but that 
she is a mother in Israel, which is 
sweet to me. She died April 17, 1916. 
Leaving a broken-hearted husband 
and two dear little children to knov.' 
no more a mother love. She said: "I 
am ready and willing to die, but my 
poor little motherless children. But 
we know He has promised to be a 
mother to the motherless. 

Just before she died she called her 
husband to her bedside and told him 
to wake the children and let her see 
them once more that she was dying, 
and when they brought her little two- 
year-old girl to her she told her good- 
bye and said: 'Mama's dying," etc, 
and it was not long before she fell 
peacefully to sleep in Jesus. She had 
told her husband not to let the chi^ 
dren forget her. 

We can cherish her memory, en- 
deavor to imitate her example in this 
life, and to bow in humble submission 
to the will of Him whose mercy endur- 
eth forever. May the God who gave 
lier to us give us grace to trust in 
Him, so that when this life is ended 
we may meet with her again. 

May God's rich grajo and lc^ e rf:st 
on the bereaved family, and us all. 

Her bereaved sistLV, 

ALLIE A. BLALOr K. 
Timberlake, Star R., Box 4, N. C. 



MRS. PHELISHA E. ALLEN 

Phelisha Emeline Allen was ri 
daughter of George and Sarah Keeuc 
She was born November 12, 18 jl, and 
died November 3, 1916, making hcc 



stay on earth 64 years, 11 month? and 
21 days. At the age of sixteen she 
was married to Julius Allen and io 
this union were born seven children, 
five of whom are living, he;- husband 
and two children preceding her to 
the grave by a few years. She also 
leaves four brothers and two si?tcrs; to 
mourn their loss. 

She united with the Primitive Bap- 
tist church at Four Oa'c^, sover- 
a; years ago. 

She was a faithful v iic, ;i dc ( ted 
mother, a kind neighbor ;md fri-jid to 
all. She had been affUoted C.r st. nai 
.T( ars and her death did I'of conie ;i< a 
shock. Oh! how we misi our dear 
mother but we feel the Lord has tak<'n 
her from the toils and cares of this 
world to a home in Heaven Our loss 
is her eternal gain. May th-j thouo-lit 
that she is resting with her dear Sav- 
ior comfort the heart-broken children 
in this sad hour. 

The funeral services ware courluetod 
by her pastor Elder A. D. Jolinson, 
after which she was laid to resr. beside 
her husband in the fam 'y burying 
ground, amidst a crowd of sorroAvi)ig 
friends. 

Her daughter, 

MRS. Y. J. HOCKADAY. 



RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT 

Whereas; God in his great wisdom 
has seen fit to remove from our midst 
by the messenger of death on August 
7th, 1916, our dear siste.- Ella V. Ev- 
erett, therefore be it resolved; 

First, That we cherish her memor-y. 
endeavor to emulate her example in 
this life and bow in hianbbj submis- 
sion to the will of Him who doeth ail 
things right. 

Second, That our church has lost 
one of her most 'o^o'y members and 
the community i k; 'u and getierons 
hearted neighbor. 



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Third, That Ave extend to thf ho- 
reaved relatives and friend-' oni' liearr- 
felt syui;.;.11iies and t- ■ (Jatl vdl 
comfort and sustain tli"m. 

Fonrth, 'i'liat a eopy o-' Uies.; rirso- 
lutions be spicjid u])on ou:- ch-ireii rec- 
ords and a vo\iy to Zion's Landnnu'K, 
and Gospel ^Messeni^cd for ])ublieai ion. 

Done by order of c'nu -li In ;onfei-- 
ence assembled on fSaturday be •'eve 
the first Sunday in September, 13 'o. 

D. F. Roberson, Moderator, 
R. A. Bailey, C-vh. 



JERE S. BLAKE 

It is with a sad heart I attemi)t to 
write of the deatli of my dear son who 
was born Ajn-il 30, 1879, and died Au- 
gust 30, 1916, making his stay on 
earth thirty seven years and foixr 
months. 

He never married, always living 
with liis parents at honu> on the farm. 

He was an honest and sober young 
man and liked by all who knew him. 
The cause of his death was typhoid 
fever, only living one Aveek after he 
was taken. 

lie was not a member of any church 
but said he believed in the Primitive 
Baptists and oftentimes stated how 
much he loved to hear Elder Isaac 
Jones preach. 

Dr. Cox Avas his attending physi- 
cian until death. 

Jere Avas the son of AV. T. and Lucy 
Blake, and it is Avith sorroAv Ave have 
to part Avith our dear boy. 

Written by his aged father, 

W. T. BLAKE. 

Dear Brother^ — Please publish the 
following : 

The Primitive Baptist church at 
Salisbury adopted the following reso- 
lutions : 

Whereas, it has pleased Cod our 
Saviour in his all-Avise Providence to 
remove from our midst by death ou? 
dear pastor Elder J. A, Ashburn, -who 



has served this church faithfully, ab'iy 
and acceptably from the first of* March 
191(1 until his death which occurred 
on the 9th of October, 1916. 
Therefore be it 

Resolved 1. Tliat Ave deeply feel 
there is a vacancy caused by his death 
that none but Cod can fill, and we de- 
sire to bow in humble submission to 
his holy Avill. 

Resolved 2. That his neighborhood 
has lost a good neighbor, the family a 
good husband and father, his church a 
good member and an able minister of 
the gospel. 

Resolved 3. That a copy of these 
resolutions be sent to the bereaved 
widoAV of our deceased brother, a copy 
be spread on our church book and a 
copy be sent to Elder F. Bi*anscome 
and Elder P. D. Cold and request 
them to i^ublish same in their papers. 

Read and signed by order of the 
chui'ch in conference on Saturday be- 
fore the first Sunday in Deee. 1916. 

ELDER S. J. REICH, 

IModerator Protem. 

A. L. Owen, Clerk. 

Dear Brother Cold— Please make 
the folloAving announcement through 
the columns of the Landmark: 

The church at Winston-Salem, N. 
C., at the regular conference meeting 
held on Saturday, December 23, 1916, 
Tinanimously called Elder 0. J. Denny 
to serve her as pastor, and called El- 
der S. J. Reich to serve as assistant 
]iastor. This action of the church 
made it necessary to change the time 
of our meeting from Saturday and 4th 
Sunday to Saturday and 3rd Sunday, 
(in each month) beginning in January 
1917. 

Services on Saturday at 3 P. M. 

Services on Sunday at 11 A. j\I. 

Brethren and friends, please note 
this change and assist us as often as 
you can. W. L. TEAGUE, Clerk. 



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Appointments 

ELDERS A. L. MOORE AND J. P. 
VIA. 

Buffalo — 1st Saturday and Sunday 
in February. 

Stonewall — Sunday night. 
Spray— Monday night. 
Masadonia — Tuesday. 
Reidsville — At night. 
Wolf Island — "Wednesday. 
New Hope — Thursday. 
Pleasant Grove — Friday. 
Gilliams — Saturday. 
Burlington — At night. 
Harmony — 2ud Sunday. 
Wheelers — ]\Ioi)day. 
Flat River— Tuesday. 
Surls — Wednesday. 
Roxboro — At ni.uht. 
Stories ('rock — T h u i ■ s d ay . 
Ebenezer — Friday. 
Prospeet Hill — Saturday. 
Lynches Creek — ord Saturday. 
Bush Arbor— :\Ioii(lay. 
Oafl Grov>— Tuesday. 
Pk-asant (.! ro vt — Wednesday. 
Lick Fork — Thursday. 
Dan River — Fridaj'. 



ADVANCE OF PRICE 
Xe\\ spai)cr i.^ iiicreased so much the 
present time compels us to advance 
the price of tlit La.i'.duuirk to the or- 
iginal price — 1v,-o doll ii's a year. This 
^^e are compeI].-.d \'> d-; 'n ordei- lo con- 
tinue its ])ublie;)r AV. you 
will help us by sub- 
scriptions, and ii! i cula- 
tion. 

We all know something of the in- 
creased cost of living. 

P. D. G. 



"FIFTY YEARS AMONG THE BAP- 
TISTS. 



diets "Fifty Years Among the Bap- 
tists," that I will mail (postage paid) 
'o any point in tlie U. S. for only $1. 
per copy. Every one knows what this 
book is worth to every student of Bap- 
tist history. 
Mail all orders to, 

A. H. RODEN, 

Glen Rose. TexaH. 



Hp spnt forth above, he took me, 
he drew me out of many waters. 



CHRISTMAS 

Does our manner of improving or 
observing the day commend us? If 
Avo boeonio dnmkon is the day to 
blame'.' AYlu)s(> fault is it if I become 
intoxicated" Can it be charged to 
this day? No. It cannot be imputed 
to tlie day. It ■was in me beforehand 
to ])ecome drunken. This opportunity 
let tlu^ cat out of the bag. If the cat 
had not been in the bag it could not 
have juniiK-d out. Tlie Christmas day 
did r\:)t eieate the cat and a wild cat 
it was. yici\ show what is in them as 
occasions call these things out of 
tUem. 

The history of Christmas calls up 
the gratitude and the rejoicing in the 
coining' of Jesus Christ in the flesh. 
Sending gifts, remembering the suf- 
fering, forgiving offences, showing 
good will to men, abstaining from evil. 

It is a day in wliich men are inclin- 
ed to show what is in them. If they 
love the good, they show that. 

P. D. G. 



PRINTING. 
We print your Minutes, Book aid 
Job Work at short notice, and with 
neatness and despatch. 

P. D. GOLD. 



Please allow me to say in the Land- 
mark that I have a few copies of Bene- 



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Renew Yonr 




AT NATURE'S 
FOUNTAIN. 

Without the Kxpeiice and 
Loss of Time Necessary 
for a Visit to the Spring 

THE CRISIS 

There comes a time in the life of practi- 
cally every man and woman when their di- 
gestive of elimlnative organs, or both fail 
to respond to drug prepared by human skill. 
In fact drugs seem to do them about as 
much bar mas good for their systems rebel 
against all drugs. These are the cases which 
physicians call "stubborn" and "chronic" for 
the i-eason that they persist in spite of drug 
treatment. I do not refer to incurable dis- 
eases such as cancer and consumption, but 
to that larger class of functional disorders 
which we meet every day, where the or- 
gans of digestion and elimination are im- 
paired. 

For this class of cases our best physicians 
finil our big city Siiccialists send their 
v/ealthy patients to the mi'uei'a! springs, 
where, in the greac m?.iority of cases they 
are permanently ro'^tcved or decidedly bene- 
fited. But what about tie pocr rianwho has 
n(it the money or the busy man or woman 
who cannot spare the time t spend several 
weeks or possibly months at a health re- 
sort? Shall circumstances deny them the 
restf ration to healtii \,hich Nature has pro- 
vided? liead my anyvver in the coupon at 
t'le bottom of this page. 

I have t' e utmo.= t confidence in the Shi- 
var Minrrjl Spring Waier for to it I owh 
ray lie.storaf ion to health and probably my 
life !t Ins made rn- tens of thousands of 
friends in .-i)) part of America and evpu in 
foreign countries, whose faces I have never 
seen. Yet I count them my friends for the 
Shivar Spring Water has bound them to me 
by lasting gratitude. 

I ask you to read their letters, a few sam- 
ples of which 1 publish below for your ben- 
efit, and if you find among them any en- 
couragement as to your own health do not 
hesitate to accept my offer which has no 
limits or conditions except those shown on 
the coupon. If you could read the letters 




that come to me daily, numbering about ten 
thousand a yaar, and t"ie vast ni.^jority of 
them similar to those printed below, you 
would not wonder that I make this offer dis- 
playing my absolute confidence in the rest- 
orative powers of Shivar Mineral Water. 
INDIGESTION. 

Savannah, Georgia. 
I was suffering with indigestion, stomach 
and liver disorders and all its train of hor- 
rifying phenomena for several months. I had 
lived on milk, soft eggs, shredded wheat, a 
very insufficient diet for an active working 
man, and, of course, fron\ disease ard star- 
vation, was in a very lov/ ctate of nervous vi- 
tality aiid general debiliuy. I crde-ed ten gal- 
lons of your mineral water, v/hich I used 
ocntinuously, reordering when necessary 
3nd ir four months gained twenty-nine 
pcunas, was strong and perfectly well, and 
have worked practioaiiy every day since. 
It arts as a general reviovaior of the system. 
I ij- escribe it in my ijraclice, and it has in 
every instance had the desired effects. It 
is essential to use this water in as large 
quai tities as possible, for its properties are 
so h.ippily blended and ;n such proportion 
that they will not disturb the most delicate 
system. It is pursiy Nature's remedy. 

A. L. R. AVANT, M. D. 

La Grai.pio, C.n . Nov. 25, 1914. 
I feel it my duty to suffering humanity to 
make public announcement of the benefits I 
have derived from Shivar Spring Water. I 
have been a sufferer for the past twenty- 
five years from indigestion and dyspepsia. 
After one week's trial of Shivar Water I 
commenced to improve and after drinking it 
for four weeks I gained fifteen pound. I 
feel better and stronger than I have in 
twenty-five years. I strongly recommend 
this water to anyone with stomach trouble 



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or any character, and truly believe it will 
cure ulcer of the stomach. I am writing this 
voluntarily and trust it will fall in the 
hands of many who are so unfortunate as 
tc be afflicted with indigestion and nervous 
dyspepsia. C. V. TRUITT, 

President Unity Cotton Mills. 



DYSPEPSIA. 

Baltimore, Md., April 30, 1914. 
For many years I suffered with stomach 
'/ouble as a direct result of asthma. I con- 
sulted the very best specialist in this coun- 
irv. and spent quite a large sum of money 
hi n>y endeavor to get relief. However, I 
had ai)out come to che conclusion tnat my 
case was nopeiess. but by accident 1 hap- 
pened to get hold of ons of your booklets, 
and decid' a to try Shivar Spring Water. 
After diiaKing the water for about three 
weeks I was <^ntirely relieved, and .since that 
time have suffered but little inconvenience 
frcm my trouble. 1 cLiesrfully recom- 
mend the uss or yo.-.r water to any cue 
that may be suffering .rem stomach trou- 
ble. 

OSCAR T. SMITH, 
Vice-Pres. Young & Selden Co., Bank Sta- 
tioners. 

Buena Vista, Va., Oct. 2, 1914. 
It is a great pleasure to tell you that your 
water has been a great bonefit, I may say 
a great blessing, to me. My wife says it 
has helped me more than anything else I 
ever tried. I have been, for thirty years, a 
sufferer from stomach trouble. 

REV. E. PI. no WE. 
Co-President Southern Seminary. 
RHEUMATISM. 

Leeds, S. C. 
I have tested your Spring Water in sev- 
eral cases of rheumatism, chronic indiges- 
tion, kidney and bladder troubles, and find 
that it has acted nicely in each case, and I 
believe that if used continuously for a rea- 
sonable time will produce a permanent cure. 
It will purify the blood, relieve debility, 
stimulate the actio nof the liver, kidneys 
and bladder, aiding them In throwing off all 
poisonous matter. 

C. A. CROSBY, M. D. 

Florence, S. C. 
I suffered with indigestion and kidney 
trouble and a year ago was stricken with 
acute articular rheumatism; was helpless 
for months, and since using your Spring 
Water I am walking without any crutch and 
improving daily. Indigestion much relieved. 
I wish I could write Shivar Spring Water in 
the sky so that the world could become ac- 
quainted with it. MRS. THEO. KUKER 
BILIOUSNESS. 
Greenville, S. C, Feb. 26, 1914. 
For over two years, following a nervous 
breakdown, I have suffered with a liver lo 



torpid that ordinary remedies were abso- 
lutely powerless. Under such circumstances 
I came to Shivar Spring and began drink- 
ing the water. Upon advice however, the 
first night I took a laxative; the second 
night a milder one. Since then I have 
taken none at all. The effect of the water 
has been remarkable — its action on my liver 
most marked, and my health and spirits 
greatly improved. I am satisfied that the 
laxative, followed by the water, was the 
proper treatment in my case. My condition 
is now perfect. S. A. DERIEUX. 

RENAL AND CYSTIc! 

Columbia, S. C. 

I suffered for eight years with kidney 
trouble and inflammation of the bladder to 
the extent that I would have to get up dur- 
ing the night some five or six times. After 
using tihs water only a few days. I am 
entirely relieved and suffer no more effect 
of the trouble whatever. j. p. D. 

High Point, N. C, Oct. 6, 1914. 

My wife had a bad kidney trouble for sev- 
eral years. She has been using the water 
only about three weeks and it has already 
made her a new woman. Her color is much 
improved, her appetite is all that she could 
wish for, her digestion seems to be perfect. 
We give Shivar Springs credit for it all. 

GALLSTONES. ^' ^' ^' 

Greenville, S. C. 

Shivar Spring Water cured my mother of 
gall stones, or, I might say, it snatched her 
from the hospital door, as the doctors had 
said nothing short of an operation would do 
her any good. After drinking the water she 
was able to get out of bed, and is today stout 
and healthJ^ I hope these few lines will be 
of help to some one suffering as my mother 
did. W. J. STRAWN. 

Williamston, N. C, Oct. 3, 1914. 

My doctor said I would have to be oper- 
ated on for gall-stones, but since I have 
been drinking your water I haven't had to 
have a doctor. W. H. EDWARDS. 

Fill Out Coupon and Mall It Today. 
SHIVAR SPRING 

Box 55T, Shelton, S. C. 

Gentlemen: I accept your offer and 
enclose herewith two dollars ($2.00) for ten 
gallons of Shivar Mineral Spring Water. 
I agree to give It a fair trial in accord- 
ance with the instructions which you 
will send, and if I derive no benefit 
therefrom you agree to refund the price 
in full upon receipt of the two empty 
demijohns, which I agree to return 
promptly. 

Name 

P. O 

Express office ' 

Pleas© Writ* dlstlnotly. 



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CIRCULAR LETTER 

(Republished by request) 
To the Ministers and Messengers Com- 
posing the Country Line Associa- 
tion— GREETING : 
You remember the association last 
year appointed me to write a Circular 
Letter, to be read and adopted or re- 
jected by this body, and my mind seems 
to be impressed to write upon the sub- 
ject of ordaining ministers. 

I suppose our association will com- 
pare favorably with other associations 
of this state and of the United States, 
and yet the wholesale manner m 
which we have put men into our pul- 
pits is alarming.. Several years ago I 
was talking with a faithful old min- 
ister on this subject and I told him 
that I thought at least one-third of 
the men who had filled our pulpits 
since 1 joined the church had been ex- 
chided from the felloAVship of the 
Baptists. He admitted that our course 
had been bad, but thought it had not 
been as bad as 1 said. Upon investi- 
gation we found the case to be even 
worse than I had expressed it to be. 
We came very near making it half in- 
stead of one-third. Such a record as 
this ought to cause the Baptists to 
pause and consider. 

Perhaps some one may be ready to 
say I ought not to be making these 
evils so public, lest our enemies should 
find them out and use them against 
us. Ah, my brethren, our enemies al- 
ready know these things, and the bet- 
ter course for us to pursue will be to 
take steps to correct our faults, and 
thereby give our enemies less cause to 
speak evil of us. Some years ago El- 
der C. B. Hassell, in preaching an in- 
Uroductory sermon, remarked that 
some brethren, in opposing the sup- 
port of the ministry, would argue that 
the churches were too poor to support 
all our preachers. His modest answer 
to that argument was "have fewer 



preachers." So long as churches feel 
that their preachers cost them nothing 
they will not be particular about how 
many nor wliat kind, they send out. 
Whenever churches are brought to see 
that the scriptures require them to at- 
tend to the temporal needs of their 
preachers they will doubtless be more 
cautious, and not so ready as they are 
now to call for the ordination of every 
man who may come forward and re- 
quest the privilege to preach regard- 
less of his qualifications. We too of- 
ten look at these things from a fleshly 
standpoint, instead of comparing the 
qualifications of the applicant with 
the scriptral requirements. A man's 
being able to speak fluently, and, even 
quote scripture correctly, are not nec- 
essarily evidences of his call to the 
work of the ministry. "And no man 
taketh his honor unto himself, but he 
that is called of God as was Aaron;" 
Heb. 5:4). There are other gifts be- 
sides the gift of the ministry, but we 
Baptists seem to have lost sight of all 
except that one. As soon as a. man 
has impressions to exercise in any 
way he is taken right from the floor 
to the pulpit, and thus the church of- 
ten spoils a good deacon or exhorter, 
to make a poor preacher. "Now there 
are diversifities of gifts, but the same 
spirit (I Cor. 12:4). Where are those 
diversities of gifts here spoken of? 
They are not now found among us. 
No church should feel at liberty to 
sendforth any man to preach, provid- 
ed thev are unwilling to take hnn as 
their own pastor. They not 
cast off upon others that that which 
they are unwilling to receive them- 
selves. 

The scripture requires a preacher to 
have a good report of them that are 
without, or in other words, he is to be 
a man of good moral standing among 
his neighbors, whether they be mem- 
bers of the church or not. I will here 



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offer a suggestion which might per- 
haps check this evil tendency to or- 
dain men who are destitute of the 
scriptural qualifications. Let each 
church give frequent opportunities to 
its male mtmbers to exercise in open- 
ing meetings and offering a Avord of 
exhortation. 

This coursb would, of itself develop 
the various gifts in the churcli, am! 
make the church (and not the appli- 
cant himsefl), the .judge of the fitness 
for the work. By this experiment 
.some egotist, who is anxious to 'make 
a display of his oratory, might per- 
haps learn by experience that preach- 
ing is a harder task than he had 
thought it was, and thus might be in- 
duced to desist from liis preaching de- 
lusion, and thereby save himself and 
the church from a wide spread dis- 
grace. 

In speaking of the support of the 
ministry Paul said: "Do ye not know 
that they wliii li minister about lioly 
things live of the tilings of the tem- 
-plel And they A\hieh wait on the al- 
tar are partakers with the altar. Even 
so hath the Lord ordained that they 
which preach the gospel should live of 
the gospel. (Cor. 9:13,14.) 

Here the apostle is alluding to the 
fact tliat God. in dividing the land 
of Canaan, did not givc^to tlie tribe 
of Levi any land at all, but reqviired 
them to spend their time in minister- 
ing al)out the lioly tilings of the tem- 
jile, and mi '/■■■t Hii'ir support out of the 
oflVMings liioii-ht i)y the other eleven 
tribes to the temple to be sacrificed 
upon the altar. 

In the above quotation the apostle 
tells us that God has ordained that 
those who preach the gospel should 
live of the gosp ■!. Some bretlireu u;)- 
dertake to make it appear that the 
above language is figurative and not 
literal, but the (Mintext shows conclu- 
sively that he was sjieaking of a liter- 



Iiving__meat and bread. In the 
Old Testament God often Avarns the 
otlier eleven tribes against forgetting 
the Levites, because they had no land! 
Tlie less a gospel minister has to do | 
with things of the world the better for I 
him and for the cause of God. j 
The devil is always seeking an op- 1 
portunity to criticise a true minister 1 
in reference to his management of j 
temporal things as well as spiritual ! 
ones. If our churches would attend 
better to the temporal needs of their i 
pastors no doubt all would be more 
s)iii-itual. and the preaching would be ' 
better. Evidently, no j^reacher can : 
meditate or speak composedly, provid- \ 
ed lie knows at the same time that his ' 
family is in need, and tliat he is rob- 
bing them of his services to attend a j 
church that will not compensate him | 
for his labor. A preacher who will re- ' 
f|uire of his brethren a contract for j 
his services before he will agree to j 
preach for them does certainly mani- j 
fest very little confidence in their hon- ! 
esty. Baptists that want their preach- 
er to preach for them gratis are re- 
quiring him to do that which they ' 
themselves Avould be luiwilling to do. ■! 
Sometimes you hear a brother say that i 
he would liave done more for his ' 
preacher than he did if he had not 
said so nuich about money No preach- | 
er sliould go beyond the teaching of i 
the Scriptures, and he should not be I 
too cowardly to tell the whole truth. | 
He need not be afraid of losing any- < 
thing financially by such threats as , il 
the above, because members who talk : 
that way are not the ones that help j 
preachers anyway. Those members , 
that are so much afraid of letting the 
left hand find out what the right hand ; 
is doing, do very little for preachers I 
with either hand. They generally want . : 
t conceal their own covetousness. The i 
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Nuxated Iron to Make New 
and Vigorous 



Say Physicians — Quickly Puts Roses 
Astonishing Youthful Power Into the Veins 
and Endurance of Delicate, Nervous "Run 

Weeks' 



NEW YORK, N. Y.— Since the remark- 
able discovery of organic iron, Nuxated Iron 
or "Fer Nuxate," as the French call it, has 
taken the country by storm, it is conserva- 
tively estimated that over live million per- 
sons daily are taking it in this country 
alone. Most astonishing results are report- 
ed from its use by both physicians and lay- 
men. So much so that doctors 
predict that we shall soon have a new age 
of far more beautiful, rosy-cheeked women 
and vigorous iron men. 

Dr. King, a New York physician 
and author, when interviev/ed on the 
subject, said: "There can be no vigorous 
iron men without iron. Pallor means ane- 
mia. Anemia meaai Iron daficiency. Tha 



skin of anemic men and women is pale. 
The flesh flabby. The muscles lack tone; 
the brain fags and the memory fails and 
often they become weak, nervous, irritable, 
despondent and melancholy. When the iron 
goes from the blood of women, the roses 
Ko trom their cheeks. 

Ill the most common foods of America 
■< ' Si arches, sugars, table syrups, candies, 
1 ' I ;i.(.'d rice, white bread, soda crackers, 
I ]; ! I'lfs, macaroni, spajetti, tapioca, sago, 
. ,,i;ia, degerminated cornmeal, no longer is 
ii 'i! to be found. Refining processes have 
' ^ r. od the iron of Mother earth from these 

! )V'enshed foods, and silly methods of 
i i cookery, by throwing down the waste 

■ the water in which our vegetables are 
are responsible for another grave 
r. tja loss. 

1 herefore, if you wish to preserve your 
youthrul vim and vigor to a ripe old age, 
you must supply the iron deficiency in your 
food, by using some form of organic iron, 
just as you would use t^lt when your food 
has not enough salt." 

Dr. Saucr, who has sludir-d abroad 
in great European m:dii'.l institu- 
tions, said: "As I have said a hundred 
times over, organic iron is the greatest of 
all strength builders. If people would only 
throw away patent medicines and nauseous 
concoctions and take simple nuxated iron, 
I am convinced that the lives of thousands 
of persons might be saved, who now die 
every ear from pneumonia, grippe, consump- 
tion, kidney, liver, heart trouble, etc. The 
real and true cause which started their dis- 
ease was nothing more nor less than a 
weakened condition brought on by a lack of 
iron in "the blood. 

"Not long ago a man came to me who 
was nearly half a century old and asked 
me to give him a preliminary examination 
for lifa insurance. I was astonlBbcd to find 



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Age of Beautiful Women 
Iron Men. 



Into the Cheeks of Women and Most 
of Men — It Often Increases the Strength 
Down" Folks 200 Per Cent in Two 
Time. 



him with the blood pressure of a bo> of 
twenty and as full of vigor, vim and vitality 
as a young man; in fact a young man he 
really was, notwithstanding his age. The 
secret, he said, was taking iron — Nuxated 
Iron had filled him with renewed life. At 
thirty he was in bad health; at forty-six he 
was care worn and nearly all in. Now at 
fifty a miracle of vitality and his face 
beaming with the buoyancy of youth. Iron is 
absolutely necessary to enable your blood 
to change food into living tissue. Without 
it, no matter how much or what you eat, 
your food merely passes through you with- 
out doing you any good. You don't get the 
strength out of it, and as a consequence you 
become weak, pale and sickly looking, just 
like a plant trying to grow in a soil delicient 
in iron. If you are not strong or well, you 
owe it to yourself to make the following 
test: See how long you can work or how far 
you can walk without becoming tired. Next 
take two five-grain tablets of ordinary nux- 
ated iron three times per day after meals 
for 2 weeks. Then test your strength again 
and see how much you have gained. I have 
seen dozens of nervous, run-down people 
who were ailing all the while double their 
strength and endurance and entirely rid 
themselves of all symptoms of dyspepsia, 
liver and other troubles in from ten to four- 
teen days' time simply by taking iron in the 
proper form. And this, after they had in 
some cases been doctoring lor months 
without obtaining any benefit. But don't 
take the old forms of reduced iron, iron 
acetate, or tincture of iron simply to save 
a few cents. The iron demanded by Mother 
Nature for the red coloring matter in th,» 
blood of her children is, alas! not that kind 
of iron. You must take iron in a form that 
can be easily absorbed and assimilated to 
do you any good, otherwise it may prove 
worse than useless. Many an athlete and 



prize fighter has won the day simply be- 
cause he knew the secret of great strength 
and endurance and filled his blood with 
iron before he went into the affray; while 
many another has gone down in inglorious 
defeat simply for the lack of iron." 

Dr. Schuyler C. J.ioqucs, another New 
York physician, cald: "I have never before 
given out any meJical iaforrcation Ox- ad- 
vice for publication, a3 I jrd :'j:'rily do not 
believe in it:. But in tiie ca.so of Nui'ated 
Iron I feel I would be remi?c in my duty not 
to mention it. I have taken it myeslf and 
given it to my patients with most surpris- 
ing and smisfactory result.:. An.l those who 
wish quickly to iucieaso their strength, 
power and endurance will find it a vaozt re- 
markable and wonderfully effective rem- 
edy." 

NOTE— Nuxated Iron, which is preccrib id 
and recommended above ly physicians in 
such a great variety of ca;es, is not a pat- 
ent medicine nor secret icisedy, but one 
which is well known to druggists and 
whose iron constituents are widely pre- 
scribed by eminent phy?ici-ins both in Eu- 
rope and America. Unlike the olcier inor- 
ganic iron products, it is easily assimilated, 
dees not injure the teeth, make them black, 
nor upset the stomach; on the contrary, it 
is a most potent remedy in nearly all forms 
of indigestion as well as for nervous, run- 
down conditions. The manufacturers have 
such great confidence in nuxated iron that 
they offer to forfeit $100 to any charitable 
institution if they cannot take any man or 
woman under 60 who lacks iron, and in- 
crease their strength 200 per cent or over 
in four weeks' time, provided they have no 
serious organic trouble. They also offer 
to refund your money if it does not :it ieast 
double your strength and endurance in ten 
days' time. It is dispensed by all good drug- 
gists. 



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Scripture tells us that covetousness is 

idolatry, therefore, it should not be 
tolerated in the church. 

"When a member loves his money " 
better than he does his brethren there 
is^rave doubt .about his loving God 
at^ll. "But whoso hath this world's 
goods and seeth his brother have need 
and shutteth up his bowels of compas- 
sion from him, how dwelleth the love 
of God in him?" (I John 3 -.17.) 

In conclusion, 1 will say that I have 
used great plainness of speech, be- 
cause I love the Baptists too well to 
daiib them with untcmpered mortar. 
' I have written what I considered to 
be the plain truth and I do not mean 
to be personal. If anyone is not guil- 
ty of the evils of which I have whitten 
he need not take any offense. If he is 
guilty he will be likely to show it by 
briuaing oi)position to the truth. 

JAMES S. DAMERON. 

THE MECHANICS OF A BAD COLD 

The disease of the membrr.nes of the 
organs of breathing known as a cold, con 
sists of an inflamation of the membranes 
caused by germs. . . 

Anv safe antiseptic or germicide will 
cure a cold by killing the germs if they 
can be reached. .t, „ 

In an advanced cold the mucus thrown 
out by the membranes hardens in the air 
passages, protecting the germs from the 
applicrtion of the germicide. 

To reach them it is necessary to loosen 
and remove the mucus depi sit fvom nostrils 
and other air passages. 

This explains why good germicides are 
often useless in curing old colds. 

Mentholatum is especially helpful in 
such cases. It is not merely a germicide, 
for its pungent - olatile oils encourage se- 
cretions by tickling the nerves of the air 



STOPS TOBACCO HABIT 

Elders' Sanitarium, located at 513 Main 
St., St. Joseph, Mo., has published a book 
showing the deadly effect of the tobacco 
habit, and how it can be otopped in three 
to five days. 

As they are distributing this book free, 
any one wanting a copy should send their 
name and address at once. 



The fresh flow loosens the hardened 
phlegm and permits the germicidal effects 
of Mentholatum to have full sway. For this 
reason millions of people use Mentholatum 
for coughs, colds, cold sores, sore throat 
and croup. It is cleanly, cafe, agreeable and 
useful whenever the: a is inflamrlion. 



CLEANSE THE BLOOD 

AND ^iD DISEASE 

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Hood's Sarsapr.rilla has stood the 
test of forty years. Get it today. 
It is sure to help you. 



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There is now such increase in the price 
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oiatter of • ssity on vni part: and 
we request the continuance of our sub- 
scribers in taking the Landmark. 

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I love the Lord, because he hafh 
heard my voice and my supplications. 



I am in need of money with which to 
pay expenses of the Landmark. 



The Purpose of Zion,s Landmark 

"Ask for the old paths where is the good way." 

By the help of the Lord this paper will contend for the 
ancient landmark, guided by its stakes of Truth, and 
strengthened by its cords of love. 

It hopes to reject all traditions and institutions of men, 
and regard only the Bible as the standard of truth. 

It urges the people to search the scriptures, and obey 
Jesus, the King in the Holy Hill of Zion, keeping them- 
selves unspotted from the world. 

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the Father, Jesus, the Mediator, and the Holy Spirit, the 
blessed Comforter. 

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P. D. GOLD, 

Wilson, N. C. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST 



Dear Brother Gold:— You will find 
inclosed a good letter from Sister 
'Hux, which you may publish in the 
Landmark. I baptised her husband 
on the 4th Sunday in August and her 
on the 4th Sunday in October. We 
have been having very good meetings 
in much love, seeing the work of the 
Lord in bringing dear children home. 
O, may his blessed name oe praised 
above every name. 

I am well at this time, hope you are 
enjoying the same blessing and that 
God of all mercies will spare you 
many more days to jingle the golden 
bell, for I am sure you have on the 
robe and the bell has given no uncer- 
tain sound. 

Yours in much love, 

G. W. BOSWELL. 

Wilson, N. C. 



Dear Brother Bosweil : — Somehow 
I cannot feel satisfied without writing 
and telling you some of my feelings 
of late for I do feel that the Lord has 
been dealing with me right much for 
the past three month. I joined the 
church so soon after I had a love for 
it I don't feel as I have very much 
experience, it has been short but very 
sweet to me. I joined the M. E. 
church when I was along in my teens 
and since I left Halifax county and 
came to Edgeoomb to live they took 
my name off because I cndn't attend 
regular; so it's all right, guess I did- 
■.'t get hurt much. I can't say I ever 



disliked the old Baptists so very- 
much. There were times I felt I did- 
n't (Mke them but I do believe I caa 
truthfully say now I love them best of 
all. And Oh, how glad I do feel that 
my blessed Savior caused me to see 
and feel my ruined condition before 
it was too late. There were times 
when I saw lots of trouble; I didn't 
even want to see anybody, wanted to 
be by myself. iVnd then there seemed 
to be times when things were bright- 
er to me and I would feel happy. I 
would go off to myself and read some- 
thing, Landmark or Bible — cry some 
and read some, I would always find 
some comfort there. I Avanted to join 
the church but I fe>It I was such a vile 
sinner I could never join, I would 
surely be lost. It seemed everything 
I did was ugly to me and every one 
else, but that little spark of love was 
there and kept growing. 

I\Iy husband said he would never 
join that old Baptist church, he al- 
most hated some of them, especially 
one of the preachers he heard some 
time back, he shamed the Methodists 
so bad; but he was sick here this sum- 
mer with typhoid fever and lay in 
hospital three weeks and we certainly 
thought he would die, and while he; 
was there he was mi/de to feej' his 
weakness and how he had been walk- 
ing and leading the wrong life, and 
was through Christ made a new man. 
He said the Lord called him and told 
him to get up, take up his cross and 



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follow Him and he should have rest 
the rest of his life and he was a liappy 
man. He wouldn't tell me of it the 
last time I went to see him before he 
came home but told Bro. Brake to tell 
me to be ready to go with him to the 
water and when that message reached 
me I just cried right out, I could not 
help it. I thought right straight he 
woujd be saved and I would be lost 
but I braced up and did the best I 
could and went and saw him baptis- 
ed. 1 wanted to go in too but tried 
to keep mj feelings down as best i' 
could to keep anyone from seeing or 
knowing anything about it. I heard 
you preach that day and thought it 
was the prettiest sermon I ever heard 
for it seemed it was all to me. I 
found that day before I left church 
I loved you good people more than I 
can tell. I would look at you people 
and thought you were the happiest 
people I ever saw and I sure wanted 
it too. And next fourth Saturday 
and Sunday Bro. Denny came and 
preached for us at Pleasaiic iiill and 
preached here at my home for my 
mother on Saturday night and I loved 
every word he spoke to us that night, 
it was pretty to me and I dreamed 
of tai'king to him that night but can't 
remember much of it but I woke up 
and felt good, I felt happy. I wanted 
to awake my husband and tell him 
but I thought he would laugh at me, 
so I got up and waited on mama and 
went back to bed but didn't sleep 
much more and I Just felt like if I 
could talk to you and ten you how I 
felt about it I would feel a little re- 
lieved but didn't have the courage to 
do it, thought I would write you but 
never did. I Ava^ just miserable for a 
few days, seemeu I just couldn't talk 
to anybody around here about it, did- 
n't want them to know. I tried it 
once or twice but would receive cold 
answers so did not try any more. So 



I decided if no one ever saw it in me 
1 \\ ould never mention it to any one 
else, not in a long time. So now I 
feel the Lord knew my feelings anl 
knew I wanted to tell them to you or 
some one, so he must have directed 
you to me to speak, as you did. Those 
were comforting Avords to me and now 
I feol proud you came just as you did. 

Sometimes I don't feel as happy as 
r would love to be and like others 
look to me. I often pray for just a 
litl'e Hioi-e evidence outside of love. 
Often wisii I could have dreams like 
some I read of. 1 dreamed of seeing 
you and talking to you several times 
before I joined the church but can't 
rememl)er enough of it to tell it. 

My lia])piest days are when I am at 
church listening to you good people 
preach, for I love every word of it, 
I never tire of it. I love those dear 
old hymns. They are beautifi;^ to 
me. There are times when I feel like 
singing and there are times I can't 
so will cry for relief, as I am very 
tender hearted and can cry every 
time and expect to feel free about it 
hereafter My prayer is God keep me 
with you dear people, for now you 
are the dearest people on earth to me. 
I love them, but often think if thev 
could not love me could they see me 
as I see myself. But my greatest de- 
sire is to live and walk the life that 
becomelli tlie children of God. 

Please pai'dnn ai^\ errors herein, for 
they are like the writer, all imperfect, 
but in love if I do feel the very least 
among you, if one at all. Only God 
knows these things. I am living in 
Iiones P>io. Boswell. I am not writ- 
ing this letter because I feel worthy 
of doing such, , but my mind led me 
that way before I joined the church 
and it seemed to sti'.l linger there so 
I am doing it for relief of mind. These 
words often come to me : 
" 'Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, 



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Just to take him at his word, 
Just in simple faith to trust him 

'Neath the healing, cleansing flood" 
0, if I could write letters like some 
I read I would be prouder, but I have- 
n't that gift so I do tue best I can. 
This is a new love to me and a sweet 
one. I do so much desire the prayers 
of all Christian people. I feel I need 
them to help me along this long jour- 
ney. 

Mama asked me the day after you 
preached for her that night if -I could 
tafl'l her all you spoke for her that 
night. I told her, no indeed, I could 
not tell, not even one half of it. She 
said he preaches to me every day, 
I'll never forget it, and I hope she 
will live to hear you again some day. 

We would be glad to have you vis- 
it us and spend a night some time, 
not because we feel worthy of having 
you but we think so much of you we 
feel we Avould enjoy it and would try 
and make it as pleasant for you as we 
could. 

I wilPJ bring this poor scribble to a 
close as I am afraid I have already 
been too lengthy. May the Lord guide 
you and keep you and enable you to 
preach the gospel many, many times 
ovpr for it is what I love to hear. 
Your unworthy Sister, 

MINNIE HUX. 

Rocky Mount, N, C. 



Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Bro. : — I have been thinking 
of writing to you to discontinue my 
))aper for some time. You have al- 
ready sent it two years free. a:id you 
don't know how I appreciate it and 
your kindness. For it is a welcom'; 
visitnr in me i am d;'\, ii oa t!: i !• -d 
of afflictions, low do-\vn with ;vr'ef and 
sorrow. I feel like saying as one of 
old, is His mercy clean gone for('^•.^", 
and will he be favorable no moi-e? 
Pray to the Lord that He speak peace 



to my soul before I leave this world. 
I have been impressed some time ago 
when I was in good health to write a 
few lines to the Landmark, but I have 
put it off until now, and I feel my un- 
worthiness and sinfulness and I have 
nothing to Avrite that Avould be of any 
comfort to any one. 1 have become so 
feeble and nervous tliat I can't write 
and it still bears on my mind, so I 
have asked my daughter to write 
these lines for me. I don't see why 
the Lord of heaven would require 
anything from one that feels as low 
down and as unworthy as I do. I hope 
ail who read these lines will remem- 
ber me in their prayers, that the Lord 
will remember me and deliver me out 
of these troubles. 

Brother Gold, please remember me 
in your prayers that I may be deliv- 
ered out of these troubles. I hope 
you may be spared many years to 
comfort the Lord's people. I have 
been comforted so much through 
reading his pieces in the Landmark. 
I am trying to have these few lines 
penned to try to relieve my mind. 

Oh ! it is heaven below, the Savior 
to know, and hell when he departs. 

Now Brother Gold, do as you please 
with these few lines, have them pub- 
lished or thrown in the waste basket, 
as you see best. 

As I say, I want you to discontinue 
the Landmark to me as I don't feel 
able to paj^ for it and hate to impose 
on your kindness. 

From your unworthy sister, if one 
at all. 

BETTIE A. FEAVER. 
Greensboro, N. C., 507 N. Cedar St. 



Dear Brother G^ld: — For some 
time I have felt a desire to write you 
what I hope has been the dealings of 
the Lord with me. 

When I was a girl I would often 
think of dying and would wonder 



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what would become of my poor sinful 
soul. I went on that way for some time 
and while in this trouble some people 
would say to me, if you will join the 
church this trouble will not be so bad 
on you. So after a while, as my moth- 
er belonged to the Freewill Baptist 
church, I went and joined them, but 
this trouble remained with me. But I 
tried to stay with them and be satis- 
fied and I would go and hear them 
preach, but it wasn't any feast for me. 
They would get up and tell what they 
had done for the Lord, but I never 
heard them say what they hoped the 
blessed Lord had done for their 
souls, and I was as hungry when I 
came back home as I was when I left, 
but still I tried to stay with them al- 
though my troubles got worse and 
w^orse. I stayed like this about ten 
years and I stopped going to hear 
them at ali' and sent for my name. 

One day I was over to sister H. J. 
Stokes' and I was telling her and her 
daughter about one of my dreams and 
what great trouble I was in. They 
were both Primitive Baptists, and 
when I talked with them some I feit 
better for a while but it would all 
come back again. They told me to go 
to hear the Primitive Baptist preach- 
er. 

I told Brother G. W. Stokes also 
some of my dreams and what great 
trouble I was in and he told me to go 
and hear the Primitive Baptist preach- 
er, he thought I would feel better. 
So the second Saturday in Juiy I went 
with sister H. J. Stokes to Red Banks 
church, and when I saw those dear 
loving people I thought they were the 
prettiest and most loving people I had 
ever seen in all my life, and I love 
each and every ^^ne of them, and that 
preaching did sound so good to me. 
Brother G. W. Stokes preached and 
he told my feelings all along while he 
was talking. I had dreamed of him 



baptising me twice before I united 
with the church or had heard him 
preach, and I asked the good blessed 
Lord if it could be His wijil to show 
me in a dream the right church, and 1' 
hope he did. I dreamed of washing 
feet with some of the dear sisters at 
Red Banks church, and one day when 
I was in the field at work this song 
came to my mind; "How sweet the 
name of Jesus sounds in a believer's 
ear, It soothes his sorrows, heals his 
wounds and drives away his fear." IJ 
had never heard this song and had 
never seen it in a book. My husband's 
sister was staying with me some and 
she had a Primitive song book and I 
asked her if this song was in her book 
and she said it was. In a day or so 
these words came into my mind: 
"Take my yoke upon you and learn 
of me for I am meek aid Icowly in 
heart and ye shall shall find rest unto 
your soul, for my yoke is easy and my 
burden is light." Here is another 
song that came into my mind: " Thoa 
dear Redeemer, dying Lamb, we ]ov« 
to hear of thee, no music lik? thy 
charming name, nor half so sweet can 
be." 

This is a dream I had before I unit- 
ed with the church : I dreamed I saw 
a path commencing in the East and 
extending into the "West, on th ? left 
side was dark and the right iiAi was 
light. At the end of fli's ])atli 1 saw 
two men talking to Chi-iir,, olh; being 
iit his head and one at Ms To ft. Tlwy 
put him on the cross, and beside his 
cross there were two other crosses and 
under His cross I sawfour little white 
Iiouses. lAnd there appeared before 
me five people wlio said these little 
houses were churches. They had a 
round place in which they marched 
and wore crowns on their heads and 
had instruments of music. After 
marching they stood in a row and 
sang, "keep your lamps trimmed an^ 



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burning," and after they sang they 
said glory, and began to shout. I 
thought I tried to shout with them. 
■Then there appeared a cross and a 
crown, made of diamond settings. 
When I awoke I thought this was all, 
as everything looked so bright to me. 

Dear Brother Go^'d, I don't feel 
worthy to say so, but I know there 
has been a change in me because I 
love the brethren. 

So on the second Saturday in Aug- 
ust, 1916 I went with sister H. J. 
Stokes again and I asked those dear, 
loving people for a home with them 
and I was received, though I didn't 
feel worthy to be vrith such good peo- 
ple as they were. I was made to feel 
willing to give up husband and chil- 
dren and land for the love of Jesus 
before I asked this loving people for 
a ^iome, and when they received me 
I was so full I didn't say but a few 
words. So as I have been impressed 
to write a part of my experience Bro- 
ther Gold please publish it if you see 
fit to, if not put it aside. 

T will stop here, hopinv the good 
liord will lead and guide us all. 

Your sister in hope, if one at all. 

MAUDE EVANS. 

Chicod, N. C. 



Black Creek. N. C. Nop. 29, 1916. 
Elder P. D. Gold, Wilson, N. C. 

Deaf I>iT)tlirr: — Inclosed you will 
find $2.00 lo icnew my subscription 
to the Landmark, of which I have been 
a subcriber for three or four j^ears, 
and if it is the Lord's will I hope to 
be a reader many more years, and 
that you will continue to be the editor 
dear Brother. If you do not mind I 
would be pleased if you would give 
me your vifws r-f tho following Scrip- 
tures, in the Lindmark: 3:3rd chapter 
of Exodus, 10 and 11th verses, "And 
they saw the fJod of Israel and there 
w^s Inder his feet as it were a paved 



work of Sapphire Stone, and as it 
were the body of Heaven in his clear- 
ness. And upon the nobles of the 
children of Israel he laid not his 
hand, also they saw God and did eat 
and drink. 

4th chaper of John, 12th verse : 
"No man hath seen God at any time, 
if we love one another God dwelleth 
in us, and his love is perfected in us." 
24th chapter of Joshua, 14th verse: 
'Now therefore fear the Lord, and 
serve him in sincerity and in truth, 
and put awaj^ the gods which your 
fathers served on the other side of 
the flood and in Egypt, and serve ye 
the Lord." Same chapter, 19th verse, 
"And Joshua said unto the people, 
ye cannot serve the Lord for he is a 
holy God, he will not forgive your 
transgressions nor j-our sins." 78th 
chapter of Psalms, 69th verse, "And 
he built his sanctuary like high palac- 
es, like the earth which he has estab- 
lished forever.." 2nd Peter, 10th 
verse , "But the Lord will come as a 
thief in the night, in the which the 
heavens shall pass away with a great 
noise, and the elements shall melt with 
fervent heat, the earth also and the 
works that are therein shall be 
burned up." 1st chapter of Ecclesi- 
astes, 4th verse, "One generation 
passeth away and anoher generation 
Cometh, but the earth abiedth forev- 
er." 24th chapter of St. Matthew, 
35th verse, "Heaven and earth shall 
pass away but my words shall not 
pass away." 

Brother Gold, if I have asked you 
the questions of a foolish man, cast 
them in the waste basket and remem- 
ber it no more. 

In reading over the Bible which I 
have many times, I come across the 
labove Scriptures, and meditate over 
them a good deail. and am never able 
to luiderstand them, and it is my de- 
sire to ask you, a man I know the 



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Lord has blessed with the truth and 
the knowledge and nnderstaning of 
many serijitiires. Perhaps a man of 
Ood and not a poor ignorant sinner 
like me would understand the above 
scriptures and would have no need to 
ask an interpretation, but I confess 
that r do not, the above scriptures 
seem to a man that does not under- 
stand to contradict eacli other. Per- 
haps many jv oplc i.,' il;c orld would 
say that is was a mistake, that they 
didn't believe everything in the Bi- 
ble, (as I have heard of many saying) 
but a man of God is gieen to under- 
stand if there is one truth in the Bible 
it is all truth. And not only that 
they are given to understand that all 
scriptures are for good to the church 
and people of God, even though they 
get to many and many parts they do 
not understand. And later when you 
have the spare time I would like to 
have your views on these scriptures: 
20th chaper, 13th verse of Revelation, 
"And the sea gave up the dead which 
were in it and death and hell deliv- 
ered up the dead which Avere in them 
and they which were judged every 
man according to their works." 22nd 
chapter, 12th verse, "And behold, I 
come quickly, and my reward is with 
me, to give every man according as 
has M'ork shall be." 

Perhaps a man of little understand- 
ing, or rather a babe in. Christ (as I 
feel myself to be), after reading the 
two parts of scriptures would be- 
gin to wonder what it means, know- 
ing b.y experience that he cannot do 
good, as he is taught there is none 
good, no not one. and he knows also 
that it is not by Avorks of righteous- 
ness which h{ has done, but is by 
God's mercy that he is saved. 

He knows also that he is saved by 
grace through faith and not of him- 
self, not of works lest he should 
boast, and as Paul saiys that a man is 
not justified by the works of the law, 



but by the faith of Jesus Christ that 
Ave might be justified by the faith of 
Christ and not by the AA'orks of the 
laAv, for by the Avorks of the shall no 
Hesh be justified. 

Then Avluit can a poor blind sinner 
like me say to tlie two verses of scrip- 
tures? Perhaps this: Oh, I do not un- 
derstand, it is not revealed unto me. 

Then we ask some one to explain 
it to him, and I desire a^ou Brother 
Gold, if you Avill, sometime in the 
Landmark. Forgive me if I have ask- 
ed too much of you, hoping some day 
if the Lord's Avilling that I Avill un- 
derstand in part Avhat the Lord has 
bflessed you to understand. 

Your brother, I hope, in Christ. 

W. L. MINSHEW. 



Dear Brother Gold: — 

And to the redeemed family of our 
Lord and Savior Avho was bought 
Avith his precious blood : 

Again I am coming but nothing in 
my hands I bring, simply to the cross 
1 cling. HoAv hard and rugged is the 
Avay to some poor pilgrims' feet in all 
they til ink, do or say, they in opposi- 
tion meet others again Avho most 
smoothly go. Like one alone T seem 
to be. 0 is there anyone like me. 
But Jesus is my life, my all, in him is 
my trust. So far from God I seem to 
lie Avhich often makes me weep and 
cry, and cry to him to lead and guide 
me in this cold, sinful worjld. I can 
but say, "Bless the Lord 0 my soul 
and all that is within me, bless his 
holy name," feeling he has done so 
much for me Avhereof I am glad. Tie 
brought me out of a horrible pit, cut 
of the miry clay, placed my feet upon 
a rock and put a new song in my 
mouth and established my goings even 
praises to Israel's God. What won- 
drous love is this. Nothing can sepa- 
rate us from the love of God, this love 
Avas bought with Jesus' precious 
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leave nor forsake his peop'e. and his 
promises are sure; how quick we ary 
to lose sight of him, but his uasccu 
hand is still leading and guiding ns 
in paths we know not, supplies all of 
our needs both natural and spiritual; 
what manner of love ought we to 
have ! So if God is for us who can be 
against us. 

I have a hope I would not exchange 
for ten thousand worlds like this, this 
world is built on nothing but vanity 
and vexation of spirit. I am glad 
that I was born to die, this world 's 
not my home. I am seeking one 1o 
come whose maker and builder is 
God. 0, to love him more ami snrve 
him better. I am diike Paul, when I 
would do good evil is present, and 
how to perform tliat which is good I 
find not, but with the mind I serve 
the law of God, but with the flesh the 
law of sin. Paul had his false breth- 
ren to contend Avith. I believe Paul's 
experience is the experienc of every 
child of God. 0 for a heart to praise 
him more and more each day I live 
for his goodness and mercies. 

The past summer was blest to vis- 
it seven churches amidst my afflic- 
tions, attended five yearly meetings, 
heard twenty-two sermons. On Tues- 
day night after the association Elder 
L. H. Hardy preached in Bethel. I 
met him there. He told me he preach- 
ed there especially for my benefit. I 
told him the Lord sent him. I could 
but thank and praise him for putting 
it in his mind to remember me, how 
g(^d I was to meet him, how uplift- 
ing his sermon was to me. I have al- 
so enjoyed hearing Elder A. L. Har- 
ri.son from Front Roya^l, Va., and be- 
ing in company with him and his wife. 
We were blost to have them with us 
at our yearly meeting at Cross Roads, 
my home church. It was a glorious 
meeting to me, it reminded me of by- 
gone days. He baptised my sister at 



the association, Mrs. Emma L. House, 
surely it was of the Lord. Jesus said 
'Come unto me all ye that are weary 
and heavy laden and I will give you 
rest," a rest none but Zion's children 
know. 

"We are blest to have Elder E. C. 
Stone from England to preach for us 
now. I enjoy hearing him. 

From one whose hope is in Jesus. 

IVIJAGGIE A. STATON. 

Bethel, N. C. 



(Republished by request) 
Rocky I\rount, N. C, April 9, 1875. 
P. D. Gold:— 

Much esteemed Editor, and beloved 
in Christ Jesus, and also all the dear 
brethren and sisters in the Ijord : 

Through the request of brethren 
and sisters, I made the weak attempt 
of trying to relate to you the dealings 
of the Lord with my poor soul, though 
I have been somewhat at a loss wheth- 
er to write or not, for I don't know 
as any one could be edified or com- 
forted by it; but, whether it be of 
the Lord or not my poor soul has 
been made to run over with joy, and 
my eyes to flow witji tears from read- 
ing others' correspondence or deal- 
ings of the Lord with their sinful 
souls as they say: so, brother Gold, I 
leave it to your better judgment*; and 
do as you think best and all is Avell 
witli lue. 

Sometime during the first or second 
year after the war closed I had a 
dream. I saw myself walking in a 
place of At'oods with my head bowed 
down, and I walked a^iong until it 
seemed I came to the edge of a lai^e 
opening, and I raised my head up 
and saw a straight patK lead off from 
a field, and T looked nist before me 
and beheld a i)laee called hell, and I 
was going straight to it, and saw no 
way of escape. So, in going on alone 
the very first thing I saw a man step- 



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ped in just before me and just as 
close to me as he could walk; and it 
was revealed to me that it was Jesus 
Christ. So he went before and I fol- 
lowed him, and he carried me away 
to another place when we parted and 
I saw him no more. "Well, when I 
aM'oke r thought it a strange dream, 
but it did not concern me much. Well, 
after a while I had another dream, 
and behold ! it wa just like the other 
t'xcopt CIj'.':-! r.ppar i ar^ d ic 
be something like white linen. This 
dream did not bear with much weight 
on my niiml • and, so;a^ tune in (he 
course of six or eight months, not 
taking- any notice of it, for I thongii'", 
it to l-e nothing but dre^,0is — 1 had 
another dream. or vision, that I wa? in 
a strange place in the woods; the lir^t 
thing I saw was Christ in compai-.y 
with two other men; Christ was bare- 
headed, had long brown hair that 
came down below his ears ; he was ar- 
rested and was to be crucified; I was 
one of the guard over him. The men 
with him were lying on the ground, 
one on his right and the other on his 
left side, each with his elbow resting 
on the ground and his head leaning 
on his hands, looking up in Jesus' 
face, and he was looking do-\vn on 
them. While I was there looking at 
Jesus, there came a passage of scrip- 
ture in my mind, where his coat was 
"without seam from top to bottom. 
Then J ,'ookpd and beheld that there 
was no seam in his coat. He then 
threw open his arms and advanced 
two or three steps and looked like ho 
was going to kneel down to pray — 
then we parted and I saw him no 
more. 

After this it f eemed that I had a 
desire to pray. At night after retir- 
ing to bed, I would try to turn, in my 
weak and stammering way, my peti- 
tion to the Lord. Sometimes it seem- 
ed that there was something of it, 



and then it would seem more lik« 
mocking than anything else. So one 
night just after going to bed, I threw 
my arms over my head and shut 
my eyes and was trying to pray. Over 
where I was lying I saw the most 
beautiful head and face that my eyes 
ever beheld. It frightened me so 
that I opened my eyes to see if it wai 
possible, but saw it no more ; so I then 
shut my eyes to see if I could see it 
again, but did not. I then thought it 
all imagination, because I could not 
see it with my natural eyes. After 
this, at times, it seemed that I was in 
a soft humble condition, and then 
again it woujM seem to the reverse ; 
but I would try to pray for some 
cause or other, but did not know for 
what ; but, it seemed like I felt the 
necessity of something being done for 
me that I could not do for myself; 
but had no thought of this being any- 
thing like the workings of the Lord 
with my poor soul,, for I supposed 
the dealings of the Lord could be seen 
with the natural eye and heard with 
the natural ear. So, you see how 
(much mistaken I was — not knowing 
the workings of the Spirit. 

Soon after this I was told my wife's 
sister was expected to leave the 
world and try the world to come. 
There were a great many people 
there; the weather was cold and there 
was somewhat of a crowd around the 
fire ; I was invited by a lady to share 
lior seat and warm; I did so, and 
•whUe sitting there heard a voice 
speaking these words to me. There is 
another king of the earth born, there 
shaj^ be another star entered in the 
sky. This voice seemed to rest on 
the mould of my head. I then got up 
and thought it the strangest thing I 
ever heard in all my life. It seemed 
that I knew it was a spiritual voice. 
I kept all these things pretty well 
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ing but little about it. By reading 
the Bible T found in Rev. 1 :5-*, which 
gave me a little satisfaction — that if 
anything spoke by a voice that was 
not natural, and it was in the scrip- 
tures, it was of the Lord. So in read- 
ing the scriptures, I saw where men 
in olden times were warned of God 
in a dream and obeyed the warning. 
So, it seemed like I began to hope 
that it might be of the Lord; stilt it 
seemed that I could not take this for 
a hope. Time passed on until some 
time in the year 1873, if memory 
,serves me right, in the Summer, it 
Iseemed like my burden grew worse 
by degrees. 

After this 1 had a vision or dream, 
it seemed like I found myself at a 
large house, not knowing anything i-f 
going there at all ; but before I found 
myself, there was something at that 
house that I wanted to see ; so when I 
found myself I was standing in some- 
thing like a piazza about two steps 
from the house. I stepped to the 
door and looked up in the loft and I 
did not see or hear what I hoped I 
should. I then went out, and heard 
something behind me and looked back 
and saw a pair of stairs of a light col- 
0^, and saw a jiittle woman coming 
down to meet me. As soon as I be- 
held her my heart leaped for joy — it 
seemed that I loved her. She was 
diSessed in the old style of ladies' 
dressing — there was no fashion of the 
Avorld about her. She came down be- 
fore me and spake these words, "I 
am come down to testify to you of my 
Father's will, it must have the Lord's 
name to do it." It seemed that I 
wanted to say a word to her. So, I 
asked her if she was at rest. She said 
I am resting very well! but the Lord 
says you are doing nothing here. It 
came into my mind while standing 
there that I was in the world and it 
was my duty to go to* the Church. 



So after these things had transpired 
1' saw her no more. Dear brethren 
and sisters, this seemed to have more 
effect on me than anything else. It 
seemed that I was out of my duty 
and did not know wliat to do. I then 
tried to pray to llie Lord that, if it 
would be just, and if saved it wouM 
be by the goodness and mercy of God. 
Yes, dear brethren and sisters, the 
power was so great over me that my 
wife found out something was the 
matter with me. I told her not to 
say anything to me for I believed 
that my sins would kill me. She told 
me that she would not stay in bed, 
and got up and made a light. This 

roused one of ni\- l)oys aiul he too, 
found out something' was amiss with 
me. So tlu y I)otli Avent to the door 
and remained tliere for some time; 
and wliilc they were there I could 
hold in lilt lonjicr and commenced 
])i-a\inL: ;iluu(l. Uow long I remained 

ill tliis liiion I am not able to say. 

But wlirn that feeling went off. Oh 
niy Wear hictliren and sisters, the 
love of iii>- ])ooi- soul had its inex- 
pressible joy. T ]V)\ ."d everything in 
this woi'ld. 31y hrd seemed to be 
changed, and 1 lay as happy as a lit- 
tle babe the remainder of the night. 

Next morning when I awoke I felt 
in the same loving condition and re- 
mained so al! lhat day. After the 
next night it seeniod tliat my loving 
feelings were gone. Ever since then 
I feel like 1 am on mountains of love; 
but, at times, I would be as low down 
as I could get. It seems that now I 
am .sure there has been a change in 
jnp. bnt whether it is from nature to 
grace I am not able to'^^saj^. 

After this there was a spiritual 
vision that I hoped and believed 
showed me the change. I did not 
dream it nor see it with my naturai 
eyes, but saw it as plain as I ever saw 
anything in my life — not to see it 



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with my eyes. There was a line of 
discrimination drawn: the line WvU 
running North and South and i' was 
facing the West, and behind me was 
a repi-.^sentation of all old things, atul 
.>cfore me of all new things, and n/ 
iiaiid^ were reaching forward for tiia 
new things. So, on the fourth Sun- 
day in November 1873, at Pleasant 
Hill, N. C, I went forward and tried 
to relate what I hope to be the deal- 
ings of the Lord with my poor soul ; 
and was received and baptised on 
Sunday morning by William Barnes. 
For three or four weeks after this 1 
never felt better in a](l' my life; bat. 
the cross and temptations that 1 liavc 
seen since I can never tell. 

L'L-ar brethren and sisters, thesi; i.v 
some of what I take to be the deal- 
ings of the Lord with me; and i? 
this is not of the Lord, I am deceiv.-d, 
and yet in my sins, and have disgrac- 
ed the cause of .Christ and put re- 
proach on the Church, 

Brethren and sisters, I do humbly 
ask your prayers, and may the God 
of all grace bless and comfort all of 
Zion's little ones. 

For fear of worrying your patience 
I wiU close. 

Your unworthy brother, if one at 
all. 

JOHN W. JACKSON. 



CONSIDER THE CASE 
At the commencement of the publi- 
cation of Zion's Landmark the price 
was two dollars a year. After this the 
price was lowered to $1.50 a year. 
There is now such increase in the price 
of paper that we cannot publish it at 
$1.50 a year, butft-ve return to the old 
price of two doliius a \..a^. We re- 
(iU' rit our ve.Au rp to coi .si> n this as a 
matter of • s.<5ity on '.ui part: and 
we request the continuance of our sub- 
scribers in taking the LandiSark. 

P. D. G. 



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"]^<?!iiovfe not the ancient landmark 


which thy fathers 


have set." 


P. D. GOLD, 


Wikoa, N. C. 


P. Q. LESTER, 


, , , x^'l.oyd, Va. 


VOL. L. 


NO. 4 


KL't<'reu at the pcstoil'i 


lute at Wilson a» 


secord ^lass 


mntter. 



WILSON, N. C, JANUARY 15, 1917 



EDITORIAL. 

ONE THING 
•But this one thing I do," Phil. 3:- 

13. 

If an earnest, sincere, intelligent, 
succes.sful man does one thing faith- 
fully, and devotes his entire time to 
this one thing, and so succeeds that he 
could not have done better, then he 
must have finished the course appoint- 
ed foi- him, and must have been among 
llie most noted of mankind. This 
mail had no regrets at the end of his 
life, nor did he wish to live it again; 
for he said he had finished his course, 
and that the crown of life was laid 
up for him. 

Til is one thing Paul did ranks as 
the most imi)ortant thing that man 
lias ever done. There is no oth- 
er business that can ever rank with 
tliis oni\ Thus serving in this high 
calling one never desires a vacation or 
rest from this labor, nor can any oth- 
er business be pursued along with 
this; nor does this one desire to do 
any other. No change of condition 
or of circumstances can cause him to 
regret that he has given himself whol- 
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It cuts off and thrusts out of his 
Avay every other object of research. 
He forgets the things which are be- 
hind — ^none of them can offer him any 
inducement to turn aside after any 
other thing. Nor can anything ever 
occur that could induce him to repi i i 
the course he has chosen. The more 
Unly he forgets all other things tii(' 
more earnestly he seeks* this one 
thing. Ho counts all other things 
vile, but as filth and dung compared 
with this one. 

What a power is displayed in this 
one thing to sweep off altogether ev- 
ery other concern oir. care. Every 
thing behind is being forgotten, wlii' 
all care and all concern is merged 
in this one thing. Forgetting the 
things which are behind, and reaching 
forth unto those things which are be- 
fore, he presses towards the mark for 
the prize of the high calling of God 
in Christ Jesus. 

Could there be a nobler business,, or 
one more closely and successfully fol- 
lowed than Paul did when he did this. 
Forgetting the things which are be- 
hind—not all fully forgotten — but 
forgetting them, they are fading from 
his mind. Their importance is pass- 
ing away as of less value than the one 
thing needful which is so important it 
excludes all other things. He is m 
prehended for this. A glorious, di- 
vine power has so seized and so holds 
him in its blest embrace that it is r 
hateful lash to him to perform this, 
but it is so absorbing and so import- 
ant tliat nothing can cause him to 
neglect it or weary of it. 

In tlie wonderful end of his noble 
career how thrilling and full his ex- 
ultation and glorying in the Lord. 
For T am now ready to be offered, and 
the time of my departure is at hand. 
I have fought a good fight, T have 
kept the faith ; henceforth there is 
laid up for me a croAvn of righteous- 
ness, which the Lord, the righteous 



judge, shall give to me at that day.- 
and not to me only, but unto all them 
also that love his appearing." 2 Tim. 
4:6-8. There is no envy of others 
that run well; there is no bitter rival- 
ry lest another may outrun him; but 
Sr^vnt gladness towards all that do w 
well so that they also may attain unto 
tlie resurrection of the dead, and be 
found unto praise and honor at the 
appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

P. D. G. 



OPENING TEA-R. 

Time does not belong to us. To- 
morrow never is now. The future 
holds its mysteries locked in such se- 
crecy that no man can know what 
will bo. The noAv is the only brief 
moment that we may call ours, and 
how little of that is ours ! 

We talk of the swiftness of steam, 
and fast-going machinery, but what 
of the days, tlie weeks, the months, 
the years that fly fast as the whirling 
spheres ? 

If we feel our dependence truly on 
Him ^^-ho measures time to us we wiU 
be wise redeeming the time, or using 
it as a gift from God. 

Does time hang heavy on you? 
Does its wheel roll slowly for you? 
All my times are in the Lord's hands. 
We know not what a day may bring 
forth. But if faith, which is the sub- 
stance of things hoped for, directs our 
course, then the unfolding will be as 
Milled by Him in whose hand is onr 
bi-eath, and it shall be well -with us. 
When the sincere desire of our heart 
is. Lord what wilt thou have me to 
do, then it is well with us. P. D. G. 



Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother:— I herewith send 
you check for Lai-^mark subscrip- 
tion. 

The past year has been a year of 
tribulations for me. Last May my 
horse ran away, turned the buggy ov- 



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er, threw me out and under tlie buggy, 
leaving me there until help came. My 
left arm was broken, left shoulder 
sprained, and my head and face bruis- 
ed very badly. In about seven vs^eeks 
I recovered from the hurt. Four 
weeks ago my horse dashed by me 
and kicked me under my left breast, 
breaking three ribs and causing other 
(serious troubles, which I thought 
Avould prove fatal as my suffer i.iii's 
Avere so great all through my chest. 
For tAvo weeks I lay on my back, not 
bearing to be moved. 

But today for the first time T am 
walking around some, and am now 
trying to tell you this little message. 
I Avould love to write you a long let- 
ter, but feel too weak. But I want to 
say that while I was reading your 
piece on "Death and the Resurrec- 
tion," and knowing I had been so 
near the dividing line, arid still see- 
ing no clear sky, nothing hnt thick 
clouds overshadowing me, I felt that 
I wanted some one to tell me why 
God sent Moses to tell Israel: "Go 
tell Israel that I am." It seems that 
Israel had forgotten the wonderful 
display of His power in Egypt and 
of the dividing of the waters of the 
Red Sea. 

Now, dear brother, as Israel was so 
r seem to be. I want some fresh tok- 
en of His love to me. "Oh tell me of 
Him whom my soul loveth." The 
clouds are thick over me. Do I be- 
lieve in the Lord Jesus Christ? I have 
believed when I was made to feel 
free from sin and His presence dis- 
persed all my gloom. This made my 
soul rejoice. 

As ever vour brother, 

'THOMAS BELL. 

Wampee, S. C. 

REMARKS— 1^1 der Thos. Bell is a 
dear brother to the Baptist people. I 
have known what it is to be hurt with 
joints wounded and bones broken. 
God is the healer of broken bones 



and lacerated flesh. He aiso drives 
back dark clouds, anl lifts upon ns 
the light of his count.3nauco, and 
gives us peace. 

We are to be still uad Ln.ov/ th-.t 
he is God. He is the Oo:l of th-- liv- 
ing — of Abraham, Isa--.'^ ai.-d Jncob, 
the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
and the Father of glory. Whom ho 
loves h^ chastens, and scourgcth ( v- 
cry son whom he receives. 

He that endures to the end shall be 
saved. p. I). G. 



WHAT STRANGE DOCTRINE IS 
THIS? 

"And some said, what w'^'^l this 
babbler say? Others say he seemeth 
to be a setter forth of strange grds: 
because he preached unto them Jesus, 
and the resurrection." Acts 17:18. 

Paul must stand before kings and 
rulers, the great men of the earth, 
and be a witness before all people. 
The Lord had fitted him for this ser- 
vice. He was not ashamed of Jesus, 
or of the gospel of the grace of God. 
iHe declared: "I am debtor both to 
the Greeks and to the Barbarians, 
both to the wise and to the unwise. 
So as much as in me is, I am ready io 
preach the gospel to you that are at 
Rome also. For I am not ashamed of 
the gospel of Christ; for it is the pow- 
er of God unto salvation to every one 
that believeth ; to the Jew first, and 
also to the Greek. For therein is the 
righteousness of God revealed from 
faith to faith; as it is written: "the 
just shall live by faith," Rom. 1:14- 
17. From faith to faith. That is it is 
all of faith — not at all of works of 
the creature, nor of the works of the 
law. For the just shall live by faith. 
So holy is this living that it is pro- 
duced by the revelation of Jesus 
Christ crucified. ^ Paul did not preach 
creature works. He determined not 
to know anything among men but 
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gospel is not of man, nor by man, but 
by iJesus Christ and him crucified. 
Neither did he receive it of man, 
neither was he tau^rht it, but it came 
by the revelation of Jesus Christ. 

Now what did Paul preach? He 
preached Jesus and the resurrection. 

When Paui' came to Athens, the 
most famous city of the Avorld for 
philosophy and learning, where the 
learned spent their time in inquiry 
for new things. But Paul preached 
something new indeed — it seemed to 
them strange gods. They desired to 
hear him. He certainly did pieacli 
something new. He preached Jt sus 
and the resurrection. Be saw thost- 
things at an altar bearing this inscrip- 
tion: "To the Unknown God." Whom 
therefore ye ignorantly worship, him 
declare I unto you. ''God tliat made 
the world, and all things therein, see- 
ing he is Lord of heaven and earth, 
dwelleth not in temples made with 
hands. Neither is worshipped with 
men's hands as though he needed any 
thing, seeing he giveth to all I'ife, nnd 
breath, and all things," see Acts 17:- 
24-26. 

Paul preached the wisdom and the 
poAver of God. Jesus Christ is God, 
was manifest in the flesh, justified in 
the spirit, seen or owned of angels, 
preached unto the Gentiles, believed 
on in the world, received up into glo- 
ry," 1st Tiiiiotliy. What a won- 
derful mysteiy. His n;ime is called 
Jesus, for he shall save his people 
from thedr sins. The interpretation 
o'f it is God with us. Here is resur- 
rection. Old things are passed awaj', 
and behold all things are become 
new, and .-in of God, who shall change 
our viv*e bodies and fashion them like 
unto the glorious body of the Lord 
Jesus. For as we have borne the im- 
age of thie earthy Adam, we shall also 
bear the image of the heavenly Adam, 
the quickening Spirit, 



This power is able to subdue all 
things unto himself. :\lan can not 
give the Lord any thing. He gives 
us the blessing of heaven above, the 
earth beneath, and the deep that 
fouclieth under. P. D. G. 



A sister requests mv view of Rev. 
20th chapter. 

The Book called Revelation is a 
prophecy in part. The Revelation of 
Jesus Christ wliicli God gave with 
him to show unto his servants things 
wiiif]i must shovtJK- come to pass: and 
lie sent and signified it it by his angel 
Vint his servant John. In the 20th 
chapter John saw an angel come down 
from heaven having the key of the 
bottomless pit. and a great chain in 
his hand. And he laid hold on the 
dragon, that old serpent which is the 
devil and satan, and bound him a 
thousand years. And cast him into 
the bottomless pit. and shut him up 
in the bottomless pit, and set a seal on 
him that he shonld deceive the na- 
tions no more till tlte thonsand years 
.should be fulfilled. After this he 
nnist be loosed a little season. 

T have thought for years that Rat- 
an has been bound. Because there 
have been no Woody persecutions 
among the people. Each has been al- 
lowed to worship, or not worship, as 
it seemed good and proper to each 
one. None compelling others to wor- 
ship contrary to their desire, or not 
woj'ship, unless they felt a desire to 
worship as it seemed good to them. 

But of late there has been a great 
agitation, oppression, strife, eonfu 
•sion, war. bloodshed and great dis- 
tress among the natioT\s of earth, and 
great wars and bloodshed and strife 
and confnsion are sti''! raging. Per 
Jinps in no mod'^rn tinr^ has therr 



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been siicli eousteruatiou, confusion 
and distress. 

Is not satau loosed and showing hi.5 
wrath 1 

But satan canuot destroy any of the 
peed of the woman clothed with th( 
sun, and the moon under her feet- 
Blessed and holy are they that have 
part in the first resurrection of Jcsns, 
for over such the second death hath no 
power. 

It is Gog and Magog, or the na- 
tion's of the earth that are deceived 
by the devil. But he and the Beast 
and the false prophet shall all be cast 
into the lake of fire and brimstone 
The Beast is the great persecuting 
power, the false prophet teaches lies 
and dceives the world and satan is 
the god of this Avorld. These all 
with death and hell shall be cast into 
the lake of fire and brimstone. 

This is the second death. And who- 
soever was not found written in the 
hook of life was cast into this I'ake of 

fire. P. r>. a 



Woodsdale. N. C, Jan. 8, 1917 
Elflor P. T>. Gold, 

Dpar Rir: — Please express yom 
vi(>ws 011 Inking an nath and SAVoar 
iii'j-. Tlnrq it m^an not to swear to the 
trnth".' AYe aro often called on to 
tnko ontlv of ofTieo. an oath as a wit- 
ness, ote. 

T slmll '^'•'"^'^tlv anp^oriate yonr vioAV 
throno-li the Tjanflmark. 
Yonr brother in hope. 

rTATTDE HAT;L. 

P"RAr \T?FC! c;oo Arntthew Pi rf^^-^^S. 
"An'l vf^ shnP not swonr by my name 
fnlsrlv. neither shflt thon profane 
the nnme m thv Cnrl. T am the 
T;oivl;" Lov, 10:12. 

'Wo have forms of oaths in courts 
of ^aw. ote., Tt is not wrong to swh- 



mit to the powers that be, which are 
ordained of God? See Kom. 13:1-8. ; 
To be subject to the powers that be, j 
or to tlie laws of the land in the prop- \ 
or spirit of serving the Lord in what- ' 
soever we do is right. j 

What does Christ mean when he 
said, swear not at 0? It seems to me : 
when we feel that we have no power : 
to change, nor control any thing, then 
we are not taking the name of the i 
Lord in vain. We cannot control any j 
thing. We are to submit to the pow- : 
ers that be. Let your yea be yea. Let ' 
your nay be nay. It means that every ' 
one should speak the truth. Swear- 
ing does not change any thing. We j 
cannot make a hair white or black. ! 
We liave no right to take vengeance. 
We have no control of things. Let 
onr Avords be in harmony with facts. 
The Loi-d confirms things by an oath, i 
' "The Lord SAvare. and will not re- j 
pent; thou art a priest after the order ' 
of Melchisdec;" Heb. 7:21. See Heb 
6:13-20. : 

We have no poAver therefore we are 1 
to depend alone on the Lord, and i 
speak the truth in all we speak. We 
cannot add to nor take from, in the 
sense of strengthening or changing \ 
things. An oath of confirmation is an 
ond of all strife. God is immutable, ' 
his oath is unchangeable,. Therefore j 
the Lord sAA-are, and will not repent, \ 
"Thou art a priest forever." Christ 
is an everlasting high priest. None of j 
this power ho^Pngs to man. Hence | 
we are not to swonr at all, but let our J 
yea he yea, and our nay be nay, for J 
more than these comes of evil. 1 

Wrathfnl speaking and taking I 
oaths is lakinjr the name of the Lord 
in vain. To swear by him that lives 
forever is the most solemn form of 
oath that no creature should take. 



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111 



for the creature has no power, and no 
right to control or create, or swear, 
neither by heaven nor earth, nor by 
any power. 

When one gives in his taxable 
property under an oath that means 
that so far as he knows he is making 
a true statement of his property, or to 
be subject unto the. powers that be. 

When men become enraged or em- 
bittered against others, and wish to 
call down punishment or curses on 
others, or to take vengeance then they 
are offending and cursing. 

Profane language is a form of 
wrathful expression very unbecoming 
the creature. 

P. D. G 

"Take heed to thyself." 1st Tim- 
othy 4:16. Again it is written watch 
as well as pray. 

It is a natural act and much prac- 
ticed for man to watch others. If a 
man does not love another he watches 
him — not for good — but for evil. One 
says, I have my eye on such a one ; T 
do not think well of him. He will 
bear watching. But who am I to 
watch? It is myself. When you have 
found that self is the one that cannot 
be trusted, but must be watched, then 
there is good work done. When I find 
that I am the sinner, that I have no 
confidence in myself then I am afraid 
of myself. To keep my body under is 
the task for me. 

The scripture says thou shalt love 
thy neighbor as thyself. If I love th? 
truth I am carefuil- to do right myself, 
and that helps my neighbor much. Tf 
I do not wrong to another tlien I do 
not provoke him to do wrong. But I 
encourage him to do right. When 
Paul said to the jailor at Philippic 
"Do thyself no harm," he was prov- 
ing his love to that man. 



If I take heed to myself, to my con- 
duct,, then I am doing the best I can 
do for myself and for others, too. Be 
ready always to give a reason of the 
liope til at is in you with meekness 
and fear. Suppose I am angry, how 
can I give a reason of my hope, or the 
ho])e tliat is in me? I must so take 
heed to myself as to cause others to 
see and think that I am striving to en- 
tor in at the straight gate. If I am 
drunk I am not taking heed to myself, 
nor encouraging others to live right. 
The best way for me to help others is 
to take heed to myself — to keep my 
own body under. 

If I love another I will seek to do 
things tliat will set a good example to 
him. The man wlio is afraid of him- 
self, and who watches himself, will 
help others more in that way than in 
any other way. The man who does 
not take heed to himself does no good 
to others, but sets a bad example be- 
fore them. Watch self. To watch 
another is not to cherish good will to- 
Avard him, but to encourage evil. The 
man who is watching another is not 
loving him, nor doing himself nor any 
other one any good. Love works no 
evil to one's neighbor. If I am watch- 
ing him I am not seeking his good. 
Tf I see a body of death in myself 
tlien I abhor myself. I cannot see 
that body of death in another. It is 
onV in myself that I can see it. Then 
I feel like T am vile and cry out, Oh, 
wretched man that T am. Who shall 
deliver mo from the body of this 
death? Then while abhorring myself 
T can lovo another, and can pray for 
him. Watch and pray. Wo Avatoli 
oursolvos. and pray for onr onomios 
is a most blessed thinjr. While loving 
o^r own life we can hate another, but 



while hatiug our own life we can pray 

for others even for our enemies. 

Wlieu Job abhorred himself then 
lie prayed for those that had reviled 
Jiiiu, and the Lord turned his captivi- 
ty and his last days were his best 
(l;iy.s. 

How strange is the life of faith, 
jilow contrary to natural* reason. 
\\'hen a man sees and feeis that his 
foes are of his own household then he 
is poor and needy, vile in his 'own 
eyes, and has no confidence in his 
flesh ; but then he worships God in the 
spirit, and rejoices in Christ Jesus. 
Jle is not watching or finding fault 
of any one but himself. But he has 
good will towards others. P. D. G. 

Remember the oft repeated Bible 
injunction, "take heed to thyself." 

This is self-denial. Deny thyself. 
That is taking up the cross. 



Appointments 

ELDERS A. L. MOORE AND J. P. 
VIA. 

Buffalo — 1st Saturday and Sunday 
in February. 

Stonewall — Sunday night. 
Spray — INTonday night. 
Macedonia — Tuesday. 
Reidsville — At night. 
AVolf Island— Wednesday. 
New Hope — Thursday. 
Pleasant Grove — Friday. 
Gilliams — Saturday. 
Burlington— At night. 
Harmony — 2nd Sunday. 
Wheelers — Monday. 
Flat River — xuesday. 
Surls — Wednesday. 
Roxboro — At night. 
Stories Creek — Thursday. 
Ebenezer— Friday. 
Prospect Hill— Saturday. 
Lynches Creek— 3rd Saturday. 



Bush Arbor— Monday, 

Oatl Grove — Tuesday. 
Pleasant Grove — Wednesday. 
Lick Fork — Thursday. 
Dan River — Friday. 



ELDER J. D. VASS, OF VIRGINIA. 

Wil{mington — Saturday and Third 
Sunday in February. 
Yopps — Tuesday. 

Bay — Wednesday. ' 

Wardsville — Thursday. 

North East — Friday. 

South West — -Saturday and 4th 
Sunday. 

Maple Hill— Alonday. 

Cypress Creek — Tuesday. 

Goldsboro — Wednesday night. 

La Grange — Thursday night. 

]\1 ewborn — Friday. 
^ INleadow — Saturday. 

White Oak — 1st Sunday in March. 

Moore 's — Monday. 

Upper Town Creek — Tuesday. 

R'easant Hill — Wednesday. 

Falls Tar River— Thursday. 

Mill Branch — Friday. 

Wilson — Saturday night. 

Lower Black Creek — 2nd Sunday. 

Contentnea — Monday. 

Seotts — Tuesday. 

Upper Black Creek — Wednesday. 

Will Elder J. T. Coats arrange for 
him through the Littlje River Asso- 
ciation so as to be at Raleigh Thurs- 
day night after 3rd Sunday in March. 

Wnr,1on-Salem 4th Sunday. 



PRINTING. 
We print your Minutes, Book and 
Job Work at short notice, and with 
neatness and despatch. 

P. D. GOLD. 



■■ Praise ye him. all his angel? ■ jjraise 
ye him, all his hosts. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



US 



MOLLIE JANE HARVEY. 
It is with a sorowful heart t at- 
tempt to write the obituary notice of 
my dear mother. I feOjH that I should 
do so, and send it to be published in 
Zion's Landmark, which paper she 
dearly loved to read, a^d whic}i privi- 
lege she enjoyed for more than thirty 
years. 

Her maiden name was Mollie Jane 
Lumpkin, oldest daughter of the late 
Nathaniel and Judith Lumpkin, near 
Danville, Va. 

She was born December 22nd, 1841, 
and was reared at the old homestead. 

In November 1868 she was united in 
marriage to the late George E. Har- 
vey, who preceded her to the grave a 
little more than four years. He was 
a sufferer from paralysis and she 
■waited on him cheerfully and withoiit 
a murmur during his "last years. 

Truly she was a dutiful wife, and a 
loving mother to her rhildi-eii. She 
never seemed too tired, no: wa.i it ev- 
er too hot or cold to admin isle.* to 
their wants. 

!:^l.e lived happily wi Ji Li«r liiislnind 
for more than forty-r'jar years. To 
this union were born nine childieii, 
six sons and three daught'Vi-s One 
son having died in infancy, eight sur- 
vive her. Her prayer that she might 
see her children grown was answered. 

The second year after marriage she 
and her husband moved to a home 
near Whitmell, Va., where she lived 
the remainder of her life. 

She professed faith in Christ near 
forty years ago, and united with the 
Primitive Baptists at old Mt. Arrarat 
church and was baptised by the late 
Elder James S. Dameron, who was 
then , the pastor. She remained a 
faith ful^toember of that church till 
death. She attended the meetings 
regularly unless Providentially hin- 
dered. Her home was ever open to 
the preachers, brethren and friends 
to whom she extended a hearty wel- 



come. 

As a neighbor she was kind and ev- 
er willing to extend a helping hand 
to the needy and sick. She had suf- 
fered from paralysis about three 
years, when on October 31st, 1916, 
she was attacked with the third 
stroke from which she never recover- 
ed, departing this life November 4th. 
at ten o'clock in the morning, when 
that precious soul took its flight to 
her Savior. 

We shall miss her loving voice and 
sympathetic touch. Nothing was left 
undone that we could do for her com- 
fort, but we could not stay the hand 
of death. Her remains were carried 
to her girUiood home for burial 
Avhere a large concourse of relatives 
and friends had met for the funeral, 
which was conducted by Elder Geo. 
W. Hundley, of her faith, assisted by 
Rev. Geo. W. Kessler, of the Method- 
ist church, and to witness the burial 
under the large trees, under which 
she had played in childhood with her 
brothers and sisters. Four of her 
sons and two of her sons-in-law acted 
a pall bearers. Eight of her grand- 
ehildren and four of her nieces acted 
as flower-bearers. There were many 
beautiful offerings. 

Om- dear mother is gone nevermore 
to return to us. May we, her chil- 
dren, so live that we may go to her 
when we are called. HER SON. 



MRS. MARTHA ELIZABETH BRI- 
LEY. 

Klder P. D. Gold, Wilson, N. C. 

Dear Brother Gold: — I am request- 
ed py the Church of Flat Swamp 
to write the obituary notice of sister 
Martha Elizabeth E>iley. She was 
the daughter of brother Stanley Ov- 
erton and Hanna Rose, his wife, was 
bom September 12, 1845, died July 3, 
1916, making her stay on earth 70 
years and 10 months. She united 
with the Primitive Baptist Church at 



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Fiat Swamp on the first Saturday in 
September, was baptised the next day 
by Elder J. L. Ross. She was married 
to Mr. J. T. Briley April 3, 1871; un- 
to this union were born five children, 
four girls and one boy. One child 
preceded her to the grave. She leaves 
a kind husband and four childi-en and 
several grandchildren to mourn their 
loss. 

I can sincerely say she was a good 
neighbor, a kind and loving wife and 
mother, and her Christian conduct 
could not be surpassed and now she 
is gone to her reward which is pre- 
pared for those with like Christian 
character, and may God's most holy 
will be done and not ours, and may 
He reconcile her loved ones to His 
most holy will. 

The burial services were conducted 
by Elder H. D. Jenkins in the pres- 
ence of a large crowd of sorrowing 
friends and relatives. 

May God guide and protect her 
dear husband and children and grand- 
children to follow in the footsteps of 
the one just gone before, and may He 
fill her vacancy with His presence, 
for she is one that has lived such a 
life that it surely cannot be forgotten. 

Writen by her brother in hope of 
the resurrection. 

GRAY COREY. 

1 

JOHN EDWARD WILLIAMS 

By request I send you for publica- 
tion the obituary of little John El- 
wood Williams, born January 23, 
1915, died June 25, 1916. He was, the 
only child of Floyd and Mattie Wil- 
liams. 

He was a bright, sweet child, loved 
and petted by^ all of the family. He 
was taken with cholera infantum and 
sulfered intensely buf bore his suffer- 
ing with marked patience, rarely com- 
plaining. All was done for him that 
fond parents and good physicians 
and loved ones could do, but nothing 



could stay the hand of death. 
We loved liiui, yes we loved him, 

But the angels loved him more; 
And they liave sweetly called him 
To yonder shining shox'e. 

His step grandmother, 
NANNIE L. BUTCHER. 



Everyone Should 
Drink Hot Water 
in the Morning 

Wash away all the stomach, liver, 
and bowel poisons before 
breakfast. 



To feel your best day in and day out, to 
f«ei cleaa inside? no sour bile to coat your 
tongue and sicken your breath or dull your 
lead; no constipation, bilious attacks, sick 
hecdache ^olds, rheumatism or gassy, acid 
tiomach, you must bathe on the inside liku 
>ou bathe outside. This is vastly more im- 
I'onant, because the skin pores do not ah 
■sorb imparities into the blood, while th-i 
bov/el pores do, says i we'l-known phy-i.- 
cian. 

To keep these poisons and toxins well 
flushed form the stooo.ch, liver, kid- 
neys and bowels, drink before br'iakfast 
each day, a glass of hot water with a tea- 
spoonful of limestone phosphate in it. This 
will cleanse, purify and freshen the entire 
alimentary tract, before putting more food 
into the stomach. 

Get a quarter pound of limestone phos- 
phate from your pharmacist. It is inexpen- 
sive and almost tasteless, except a sourish 
twinge which is not unpleasant. Drink 
phosphated hot water every morning to rid 
your system of these vile poisons ant! tox- 
ins; also to prevent their formation. 

To feel like young folks feel; like you 
felt before your blood, nerves and muscles 
became satuiated with :.n r.ccumulation of 
body poisons, begin this treatment and 
above all, keep it up! As soap and hot 
water act on the skin, cleansing, sweeten- 
ing and purifying, so limestone phosphate 
and hot water before breakfa: '. act on the 
stomach, liver, kidneys and bowels. 

He sent forth above, he took me, 
lie drew me out of many waters. 



ziON's landiviakk: 



115 



IF YOUR CHILD IS CROSS, 

FEVERISH, CONSTIPATED 



Look Mother! If tongue is coated, 
cleanse little bowels with "Cali- 
fornia Syrup of Figs." 



Mothers can rest easy after giving 
"California Syrup of Figs," because in 
a few hours ail the clogged-up waste, 
Bour bile and fermenting food gently 
moves out of the bowels, and you have 
a well, playful child again. 

Sick children needn't be coaxed to 
take this harmless "fruit laxative." 
Millions of mothers keep it handy be- 
cause they know its action on the 
stomach, liver and bowels is prompt 
and sure. 

Ask your druggist for a 50-cent bot- 
tle of "California Syrup of Figs," which 
contains directions for babies, children 
of all ages and for grown-ups. 



BIG EATERS GET 
KIDNEY COLIC 



TO DARKEN HAIR 
APPLY SAGE TEA 



Common garden sage brewed into a 
heavy tea with sulphur added will turn 
gray, streaked and faded hair beautifully 
dark and luxuriant. Just a few applica- 
tions will prove a revelation if your tuur 
is fading, streaked or gray. Mixing tlif 
Sage Tea and Sulphur recipe iit lioni« . 
though, is troublesome. An pasier way is 
to get a r.d-cent bottle of Wyeth's Sagp 
and Sulphur Compoim^l nny drug store 
all readv for use. This is the old time rec- 
ipe improved by the addf;iou of other in- 
gredients. 

While wispy, sray, faded hair is not sin- 
ful, we all desire to retain our youthful ap- 
pearance and attractiveness. By darken- 
ing your hair with Wyeth's Sage and Sul- 
phur Compound, no one can tell, because it 
does it so naturally, so evenly You just 
dampen a sponge or soft brush with it and 
draw this through your hair, taking one 
small strand at a time; by morning all 
gray hairs have disappeared, and. after an- 
other application or two, your hair becomes 
beautifully dark, glossy, soft and luxuriant. 

This preparation is a delightful toilet re- 
fjuisite and is not intended for the 
igation or prevention of 



The American men and women must 
guard constantly against Kidney trouble, 
becau.se we eat too much and all our food 
is ri( h. Our blood is filled with uric acid 
which the kidneys strive to filter out, they 
v\eaken from overwork,' became sluggish; 
the eliminative tissues clog and the result 
is kidney trouble, bladder weakness and a 
general decline in health. 

When your kidneys feej like lumps of 
lead; your back hurts or the urhie is clou- 
dy, full of sediment or you are obliged to 
seek relief two or three times during the 
night: if you suffer with sick headache or 
dizzy, nervous spells, acid stomach, or you 
have rheumatism when the weather is bad, 
get from your phamacist about four ounces 
of Jad Salts; take a tablespoonful in a 
glas.s of water before breakfast for a few 
days and your kidi.eys will then act fine. 
This famous salts is made from the acid 
of grapes and lemon juice, combined with 
lithia, and has been used for generations 
to flush and stimulate clogged kidneys; to 
neutralize the acids in the urine so it no 
longer is a source of irritation, thus ending 
bladder disorders. 

Jad Salts is inexpensive; cannot injure, 
makes a delightful effervescent lithia-water 
beverage, and belongs in every home, be- 
cause nobody can make a mistake by hav- 
ing a good kidney flushing any time. 



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Elders' Sanitarium, located at 513 Main 
St., St. Joseph, Mo., has published a book 
showing the deadly effect of the tobacco 
habit, and how it can be otoppecl In three 
to five days. 

As they are distributing this book free, 
any one wanting a copy should send their 
name and address at once. 



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Drinking of Water 

(by W. LUCAS, M. D.) 

The general conclusions of the latest 
Medical Scientists proves that drinking 
plenty of pure water both between 
meals and with one's meals is beneficial 
to health. It has now been proven 
by means of the X-rays and actual 
tests upon many healthy young men 
that the drinking of large amounts 
of water with meals is often bene- 
ficial. Therefore if you want to keep 
healthy drink plenty of pure water 
(not ice water), both with your 
meals and between meals. If you ever 
suffer from backache, lumbago, rheu- 
matiem, or any of the symptoms of 
kidney trouble— such as deep colored 
urine, sediment in urine, getting out of 
bed at night frequently and other trouble- 
eome effects, take a little Anuric before 
meals. These Anuric tablets can be 
obtained at almost any drug store. 




TO RESIST THE ATTACK-of the sermt 

of Consumption, 
Scrofula. Grip, 
Malaria, and 
many other dis- 
eases — means 
fight or die for 
all of us. These 
germs are every- 
where in the air 
we breathe. The odds are in favor of tho 
frorms. if the liver is inactive and the 
blood impure. 

What is needed most is an increase in 
the germ-fighting strength. To do this 
successfully you need to put on licalthy 
flcnh, rouse the liver to vigorous action, 
so it will throw off these germs, and pu- 
rify the blood so that there will be no 
"weak spot," or soil for germ-growth. 

We claim for Dr. Pierce's Golden Med- 
ical Discovery that it does all this in a 
way peculiar to itself. 

It cures troubles caused by torpid liver 
or impure blood. 

"The Common Sense Medical Adviser," 
latest edition, in French cloth binding, 
will be sent free on receipt of four dimes 
or stamps to pay the cost of wrapping 
and mailing o?i?i/. Address Dr. Pierce, 
Prcst. Invalids' Hotel, Bufialo. N. Y. 



TAKES OFF DANDRUFF, 

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Save your Halrl Get a 25 cent bottle 
of Danderlne right now — Also 
stops itching scalp. 

Thin, brittle, colorless and scraggy 
hair Is mute evidence of a neglected 
Bcalp; of dandruff — that awful Bcurf. 

There is nothing so destructive to 
the hair as dandruff. It robs the hair 
of Its lustre, its strenjrth and its very 
life; eventually producing a feverlsh- 
ness and itching of the scalp, which 
If not remedied causes the hair roots 
to shrink, loosen and die — then the 
hair falls out fast. A little Danderine 
tonight — now — any time — will surely 
eave your hair. 

Get a 25 cent bottle of Knowlton's 
Danderine from any drug store. You 
surely can have beautiful hair and lots 
of It if you will just try a little Dan- 
derine. Save your hair! Try it! 



IS CURABLE. Write me today and I will 
send you a free trial of my mild, soothing, 
fruaranteed treatment that v/ill prove it. 
Stops the itching and heals permanentlv. 
DR. CANNADY, 13!o Park Square, Sedalia, 
Missouri. * 




Lice-Proof NestsI 




KEEPS OUR BODIES WARM 

Pure, rich, red blood is a necessity in the 
production, of animal heat. It keeps our 
bodies warm. We all know very well that 
when the arteries that carry it to a limb 
are bound or tied, the temperature of the 
limb is immediately lowered. 

There is a suggestion in this that, at this 
time of year especially we should take 
Hood's Sarsaparilla, if our blood is impure, 
impoverished or pal;\ Hood's Sarsaparil- 
la makes the blood good in quality and 
quantity. It has an unequalled record for 
radically and permanently removing blood 
diseases, scrofula, rheumatism and catarrh, 
and giving strength and tone to the whole 
system. It is a scientific combination of 
roots, barks, herbs and other medicinal 
substances that have long been used by 
successful physicians. Get it today. 



*6peratkns 

These Three Women Tell How They 
Escaped the Dreadful Ordeal of 
Surgical Operations. 

r ' ' ^ 

Hospitals are great and necessary institutions, but they 

should be the last resort for women who suffer with ills 
peculiar to their sex. Many letters on file in the Pinkham 
Laboratory at Lynn, Mass., prove that a great number of 
women after they have been recommended to submit to an 
operation have been made well by Lydia E. Pinkham 's 
Vegetable Compound. Here are three such letters. All 
sick women should read them. 

Marinette, "Wis.— **I went to the doctor and 

he told me I must have an operation for a female 
trouble, and I hated to have it done as I had been 
married only a short time. I would hscve terrible 
pains and my hands and feet were cold all the 
time. I took Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com- 
poimd and was cured, and I feel better in every 
way. I give you permission to publish my name 
because I am so thankful that I icel well again.'* 
— ^Mrs. Fred Behnke, Marinette, Wis. 

Detroit, Mich. — ^"When I first too*' Lydia E. 
Pinkham's Vegetable Ctompovmd I was so run down 
with female troubles that I could not do anything, and our doctor 
said I would have to undergo an operation. I could hardly walk 
without help so when I read about the Vegetable Compound and what 
it had done for others I thought I would try it. I got a bottle of 
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and a package of Lydia E. 
Pinkham's Sanative Wash and used them according to directions. 
They helped me and today I am able to do all my work and lam well." 
—Mrs. Thos. Dwyer, 989 Milwaukee Ave., East, Detroit, Mich. 

- BeUevue, Pa.—" I suffered more than tongue can tell with terrible 
bearing down pains and inflammation. I tried several doctors and 
they all told me the same story, that I never could get well without 
an operation and I just dreaded the thought of that. I also tried a 
good many other medicuaes that were recommended to rie and none 
of them helped me imtil a friend advised me to give Lyiiia E. Pink- 
ham's Vegetable Compound a trial. The first bottle helped, I kept 
taking it and now I don't know what it is to be sick any more and 1 
am picking up in weight. I am 20 years old and weigh 145 pounds. 
It will be the greatest pleasure to me if I can have the oppor- 
tunity to recommend it to any other suffering woman." — Miss Ibene 
Froelicher, 1923 Manhattan St., North Side, BeUevue, Pa. 

If you would likfe special advice write to Lydia E. Pinkham 
filed. Co. (confidential ),L.ynn, Mass. Tour letter will be opened* 
read wia answered by a w»man and held in strict confidenoep 




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If You Value Your Health 

Read Every Word 
of this Remark- 
able Story 



It is told by one who has himselj 
experienced the regeneration in 
health which he encourages you 
to seek by the self-same means. 

THE STORY OF A GREAT DISCOVERY 

The hardships of tr iveling salesman's 
life had wrecked my health. My fcmily 
physician diagnosed my case as chronic 
gratritis, brought od by disea-o of the liver 
and complicated by kidney troi:ble. I con- 
sulted specialists who confirmed his diag- 
nosis. Months passed I grew worse and was 
finally compelled to giv3 up my woik. 

By chance I heard of some wonderful 
cures which had resulted from drinking the 
water of a little spring in the Mineral Belt 
of Sou'^h Carolina, a picture of which spring 
appears on this page. In dsspcration I tried 
it. On the 2nd day I thought that I could 
notice some improvement; r.t the e:.d of the 
first week my appetite and digestion had re- 
turned and I was much stronger; at the end 
(it the third week I feU that I was completo- 
ly cured. That was ciji years r.go and I still 
enjoy perfect heaith. 

Knowing that it had ?'ostored my health 
and believing that it h^d saved my life, I 
bought the Spring. 

1 then determined to see whether the wat- 
er would cure others as it hr.d cured me. I 
shipped ten gallons absolutely free of 
charge to each of one thousand sufferers 
from chronic diseases. Only four reported 
no benefit from the use of the ten gallons. 
The other nine hundred and ninety-six re- 
ported decided benefit or complete cures. 
Many claimed that the water had saved 
their lives. (• 

I realized that 1 had discovered one of 
the world's greatest mineral springs, and I 
decided to devote my life to it. But how 
could I make the world listen; hew could 
I make them believe my ctory? The pre- 
cious water was running to waste while 
thousands were suffering. I said, I will 
make them believe me b. shoTing my faith 




in them and in lue cu.ative power of the 
spring. I will tell them thr.t the v/ator shill 
cost them nothing if it fails to benefit. 
The world listened! 

Some wrote for proof und I sent t'lem the 
letters which I had received from their fel- 
lowmen. Others acceptf-d rjjy offer without 
question. Thousands hr.ve written me re- 
porting relief and i erma,nent '"ure of a great 
variety of chronic diseases. 

But some of the water still r.in to waste 
for lack of belief. I determined that every 
drop should be used to relieve the sufferings 
of humanity. To this end I requested the 
advertising manager of the Wesleyan 
Christian Advocate to come to see me. At 
my desk I opened my mail and showed him 
the letters from men and women from all 
parts of the country who had suffered and 
who had found relief. I gave him my letter 
files and induced him to spend several hours 
reading my past correspondence with those 
who were using the water. I showed him 
the chemical analysis and let'ers from phy- 
sicians explaining the curative properties 
of the water. 

He believed, and as a result he has writ- 
ten this announcement for me. 

WILL YOU BELIEVE? 

I do not ask your implicit faith: only 
enough to try the water for three weeks as 
I did. I estimate that I drank about ten 
gallons and I, therefore offer glady to ship 
you two five gallon demijohns on my guar- 
antee that if you find that it does not bene- 
fit you I will promptly refund the price, 
which is only $2. 00... You must promise to 
drink the water in accordance with the in- 
structions which I will send you and return 
the empty demijohns.I make you the sole 
judge as to whether the w»ter has b«uoflte< 



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you, and as the Advertising Manager of this 
paper has kindly consented to guarantee my 
guarantee to refund your money, if you are 
not benefited, I hope you will feel perfectly 
free to accept my offer. 

This offer is extended to all who suffer 
with any chronic disease, except cancer and 
consumption, but I especially recommend 
the water for the treatment of stomach, 
liver, kidney and bladder diseases and for 
rheumatism, gout, uric acid poisoning, gall 
stones, diabetoc, nervous hendaches and gen- 
eral debility resulting from impure or im- 
poverished blood. These are the diseases 
most frequently mentfoned in the letters 
which I have received, but my offer is open 
to anyone who suffers from any chronic ail- 
ment. Yours sincerely, 

N. F. SHIVAR, Proprietor. 

EVERY MAIL BRINGS LETTERS LIKE 
THESE 

Savannah, Ga., Dec. 28, 1910. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C, Dear Sir. 
As you are well aware, in 1909 I was suffer- 
ing with indigestion, stomach and liver dis- 
orders and all its train of horrifying pheno- 
mena for several months. I hr.d lived on 
milk, soft eggs, shredded wheat, a very in- 
sufficient diet for an active working man, 
and of course, from disease and starvation 
was in a very low state of ncrvius vitality 
and general debility. I ordered 10 gallons 
of your Mineral Water, which I used contin- 
uously, reordering when necessriry, r-nd in 4 
months from date I began drinking it gain- 
ed 29 lbs., was strong and perfectly well and 
have worked practically every day since. It 
acts as a general renovator of the system. 
I prescribe it in my practice, and it has in 
every instance had the desired effects. It Is 
essential to use this water in as large quan- 
tities as possible, for its properties are so 
happily blended and in such proportion that 
they will not disurb the most delicate sys- 
tem. It is purely nature's remedy. 

A. L. R. AVENT, M. D. 

DuPont, Ga., Nov., 25, 1911. 
Shivar Spring, Shelton, S. C. Gentlemen 
— I have suffered for years with nervous in- 
ditiPstion and kidney troubles. Derived 
more leneflt from the Shivar Spring Water 



than from months of Hot Springs, Ark., and 
pumerci.'^ other Springs. I consider it tlit 
very oest water extant. 

AUGUSTUS DUPONT. 

Lexington, Va., Nov. 24. 1911. 
.Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C. : Dear Sir— 
the bhivar Spring Water has cured me. \ 
I "u'^'ered with intestinal indigestion :aia 
would gladly recommend it to all sufferi.ig 
wlLh indigestion, kidney and liver trouble. 
M:' i<.ther had kidney trouble last fall and 
he ihouslit fehivar Spring Water saved his 
lite. Respectfully, 

MRS. HARVEY DIXON. 



Atlanta, Ga., July, 27, 1911. 

Mr. N I'. Shivar, Shelton, S. C, Dear Sir 
— I ordered 10 gallons Shiver Spring Water 
especially for my teething baby who was suf- 
fp'ir,; -with its stomach and bowels. This 
water cured her disorders entirely and she 
is herself again. I stopped all medicine 
and gave her only the water. I was also run 
down from the heat and fatisue, and the 
water has restored me also. Thanking you. 

Very respectfully, MRS. V/. C. McGILL. 



Columbia, S. C. Aug 11, 1912. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C: Dear Sir 
— until a few weeks ago may wife was a 
chronic sufferer f;om gall stones. She was 
stricken critically ill and nothing but mor- 
phine seemed to relieve her pain by rend- 
ering her unconscious. Rev. A. J. Foster, 
pastor of Shandon Baptist Church of Col- 
umbia, S. C, advised ine to take her im- 
mediately to Shivar Spring. On consulting 
my physician he agreed that it would be 
best to do so without delay. In about three 
days after arriving at the Spring, s!ie 
was apparently relieved and had regained 
her appetite. She has suffered no ill effect 
of the trouble since. Pleaso publish for 
the benefit of sufferers. 

J. P. D. 

P. S.— I suffered for 8 yearb with kidney 
trouble and inflammation of the bladder. Af- 
ter using this water only a few days, I am 
entirely relieved r.nd suffe • no more effect 
of the trouble whatever. 



FILL OUT THIS COUPON AND MAIL IT TODAY 

Shivar Spring, Box 55-P., Shelton, S. C. 

Gentlemen: — I accept your guarantee offer and enclose herewith two ($2.00) 
dollars for ten gallons (two five gallons demijohns) of Shivar Si -ing Water. I 
agree to give the water a fair trial in accordance with the instructions which 
you will send, and if I derive no benefit therefrom you are to refund the price in 
full, upon demand and upon receipt of the two empty demijohns, which I agree to 
return promptly. 

Name 

Address 



Shipgi.ng Point 



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Medicated Smoke 

Drives Out Catarrh 

Try This Pleasant Herb Smoke. 
Sent Free By Mail. 




ADVAXCE OF PRICE 
Newspaper is increased so much the 
present time compels us to advance 
the price of the Landmark to the or- 
iginal price — two dollars a year. This 
\^ e are compell(»4 to do in order to con- 
tinue its publi^' ition. We hope you 

sn d[9q renewing: your sub- 
scriptions, and iiiereasin<^- its circula- 
tion. 

"We all know something of the in 
creased cost of living. 

P. D. G. 



END STOMACH TROUBLE, 

GASES OR DYSPEPSIA 



"Pape's Diapepsin" makes Sick, Sour, 
Gassy Stomachs surely feel fine 
in five minutes. 



If -what you just ate Is souring on 
your stomach or lies like a lump of 
lead, refusing to digest, or you belch 
gas and eructate sour, undigested 
food, or have a 'aeling of dizziness, 
heartburn, fullness, na'isea, bad tasta 
In mouth and stomach-headache, you 
can get blessed relief in five minutes. 
Put an ^nd to stomach trouble forever 
by getting a 1; :„'e fifty-cent case of 
Pape's Diapepsi'! from any drug store. 
You realize la fiva minutes how need- 
less it is to su.Ter from indigestion, 
dyspepsia or any stomac^i disorder. 
It's the quichest, surest stomach doc- 
toi la the world. It's wonderful. 



THE INWARD EFFECTS of humors are 
worse than the outward. They endanger 
the whole system. Hood's Sarsaparilla 
eradicates all humors, cures all their in- 
ward and outward effects. It is the great 
alternative and tonic, whose merit has been 
everywhere establislied. 



THE MECHANICS OF A BAD COLD 

The disease of the membr;:nes of the 
organs of breathing known as a cold, con 
sists of an inflaniation of the membranes 
caused by germs. 

Anv safe antiseptic or germicide will 
cure a cold by killing the germs if they 
can be reached. 

In an advanced cold the mucus thrown 
out by the membranes hardens in the air 
passages, protecting the germs from the 
applicrtion of the germicide. 

To reach them it is necessary to loosen 
and remove the mucus depi sit from nostrils 
and other air passages. 

This explains why good germicides are 
often useless in curing old colds. 

Mentholatum is especially helpful in 
such cases. It is not merely a germicide, 
for Its pungent - olatile oils encourage se- 
cretions by tickling the nerves of the air 



The fresh flow loosens the hardened 
phlegm and permits the germicidal effects 
of Mentholatum to have full sway For this 
reason millions of people use Mentholatum 
for coughs, colds, cold sores, sore throat 
n^ff^'"""?- " ^^e^nly, safe, agreeable and 
useful whenever the-e is inflamr.tion 



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ZION'S LANDMARK 



DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST 



(Republished by request.) 
EXPERIENCE— CALL TO THE 
MINISTRY. 
The following is the experience and 
nail to the gospel ministry of brother 
Rufus Hutchins. It Avas sent to me 
some time before he died. Nobly he 
lilled the brief time allotted to him af- 
ter he began preaching, and he fell 
early at his post, a gifted young 
l)reacher. ]\Iany that knew him will 
read with increased interest the fol- 
lowing written by him some months 
hefovc 1h- (li.'il. P. D. G. 

ElrLl- I). l.nM. 

i)c;u- lii-otlii r : — Through the ear- 
nest solicitation of many precious 
6rethren and sisters I will attempt to 
write niy experience and call to the 
ministry for ])ul)lif'atiou. ]\Iy educa- 
tion is so limited 1 am almost ashamed 
to see it in print. To attempt to tell 
when 1 first felt that I was a sinner 
carries me back to eight years of age. 
Abo\it that age I had a dream that 
made me feel very sinful, and from 
tlieu on 1 l)egaii to try to do better, 
and Avould often try to pray. At the 
age of twelve I had read the New Tes- 
tament through and ^onued many 
great resolutions that I would live 
free from sin, and often thought I was 
not near so bad as some in my knowl- 
edge, but my father being poor and 



advantages quite limited it Avas my in- 
tention to educate myself when I be- 
came a man, and make a great mark 
in this world. After I passed the age 
of twelve 1 learned to swear and 
dance, and would often do so with my 
conscience condemning me, and yet I 
thought I Avas not such a great sinner. 
Sometimes 1 would ])ray until feeling 
much better. But soon it Avould all 
leave me Soon after pas.sing my 
tueiitieth year one day Avhile in the 
field suddenly my heart was opened 
unto me and I saw myself not only a 
sinner, but a condemned sinner in the 
sight of God. It seemed to me that 
God Avas looking into my heart Avith 
l)ower. and all I liad ever done was 
shi. It seemed if I died in that condi- 
tion hell Avas my doom. But I began 
to try to shake oft" the condemned 
feeling. I had serious thoughts be- 
fore, but now I was condemned, and 
tried to keep it hid from father and 
mother, but soon so dreadful was the 
feeling of coiidemiuition that I began 
to forsake my former associates, and 
go to some secret place to ask the 
Lord for mercy. Swearing had left 
me, even the desire Avas gone, and I 
cannot tell today Avhen it left me I 
continud to feel worse until my pray- 
ers seemed to avail jiothing, and I felt 
that my doom was certain destruc- 
tion. My father was a member of the 



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Primitive Baptist chureli. My mother 
claimed a hope in Christ, and I looked 
on them as Christians and was not 
worthy to be their son I thought if I 
could only ask them to pray for me 
that surely the Lord would hear them, 
but that would be asking too much it 
seemed. "When I was in the ball room 
or engaged in swearing they had often 
bowed their knees at a throne of grace 
in my behalf. I verily thought that 
their prayers would stand as a witness 
against me in judgment. About this 
time I first felt the call to the minis- 
try. Right here I leave some of my 
dear brethren in the ministry, but I 
must date my call there, if I have one 
at all. While feeling that I was sink- 
ing into everlasting woe, my prayers 
had failed me, and I saw that without 
jnercy, sovereign mercy, I was for- 
ever gone. All that I could say was 
Lord be merciful to me a sinner. While 
in that condition one day in the field at 
work with my brother a great power 
seemed to come down from above and 
surround me. There was no possible 
way for my escape, and with that 
came a voice that said, you have got to 
preach. The suddenness and power of 
the voice made me tremble. I stood 
dumbfounded for a moment. Then 
the dreadful thought rushed into my 
mind that my doom was fixed for the 
Lord surely would not call such a mis- 
erable wretch to preach as I felt to be. 
Language is inadequate to describe 
my felings. For three weeks I labor- 
ed under a double burden. I could 
not tell which was the greatest. I 
saw no hope for me. I had sinned 
away the day of grace, anu now it was 
forever too late. 1 could say it is 
just. I felt sure that in a few more 
days I would meet my doom, and I 
saw so plain the justice of Almighty 
God in my condemnation that I tried 
to pray with all the earnestness of my 



heart that even in the flames of tor- 
ment I might be reconciled to His will. 
One morning I went to the field to work 
with my brothers. But such was the 
condition of my mind that I could not 
work 1 told them I was sick, though 
I Avas not conscious of a bodily pain. 
The disease was of the mind and 
heart, for the very groanings of my 
soul were God be merciful to me a 
sinner. I went to the house and lay 
down across the bed, and while there, 
whctlier I went to sleep or not I am 
not able to tell, but I know I became 
unconscious. How long 1' was uncon- 
scious I cannot tell, but I saw myself 
travelling uj) a hill toward the west. 
The noonday sun was sheading a flood 
of light around me. My clothing was 
beautiful and I was leaning upon a 
staff that I held in my right hand. 
Jnst at the brow of the hill was a dark 
grove, and as I entered that the bur- 
den rolled backward from me, and a 
glorious light filled my heart, and im- 
mediately I was praising God. I rose 
up from the bed, but before I even 
stepped off something said, you are 
deceived, this is not for you and I be- 
gan to feel that I Avas mistaken, it was 
all imagination; and from that time 
on my pryer was, Lord, if I am de- 
ceived undeceive me. But the burden 
of the ministry was not gone. The 
words. ' !'you havce got to preach," 
were eontinually with me, and at 
times a subject of scripture would of 
fer to my aind, md for liouvs 1 would 
be absorbed in the beauty of it, until 
I would forget everyth;ivjr that was 
going on around me. Again I would 
set a resolution never to think of such 
a thing again. I thought it was a sin 
to me to think of such a thing as my 
|)reaching. I felt sure I was mistak- 
en ill the matter, for I was so young 
and so limited, and the worst of all I 
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was exercised for three years. In a vis- 
ion of the church God in his mercy es- 
tablished my little hope, and at the 
same time I was forcibly impressed to 
join the church, but I felt so unnwor- 
thy I did not feel fit to be with the 
church, and I thought if I never join- 
ed the church I would never have to 
try to preach. For three years I was 
thus exercised. Then my health fail- 
ed me, and friends ad family at home, 
and the doctor thought I had con- 
sumption. About this time I conclud- 
ed to leave home. The impression to 
preach and the great burden seemed 
almost more than I could bear. The 
fact is I wanted to run away from the 
impression. My father and mother 
begged me not to leave. All their 
kind of tender persuasion did no good. 
I was determined to go, though I be- 
lieve the Lord had shown me the con- 
sequence of leaving. Oh, I have been 
so stubborn and rebellious. How oft- 
en have I trampled God's tender mer- 
cies under my feet, ad passed his 
warnings by unheeded. At Mt. Airy, 
N. C, I found employment with a 
respectable firm, and there worked 
nearly two months at good wages, 
though I was hardly able to work at 
all. But I was soon taken down on the 
bed of affliction. I employed one of 
the best physicians in the town, but 
the first visit he said my case was 
doubtful. I gradually grew worse, 
yet all the while my mind was active 
and my appetite good. One night af- 
ter r had been sick about three weeks, 
I was taken with a pain in my head, 
and in early morning it was easy, but 
so severe was the pain in that short 
time it took my eyesight, so that I 
could not tell any one person from an- 
othenr. On the following Sunday I 
was stricken with paralysis on my 
right side, yet so stubborn was I that 
I did not yield to the impression. I 



thought I was resigned to death, but 
my nature was soon to be subdued, 
and on Monday at twelve o'clock I 
was taken with convulsions. The ag- 
ony I endured then I have never been 
able to tell. I saw that I was suffer- 
ing for my disobedience. The judg- 
ment of the Lord was upon me, and I 
could only say it is Just. My friends 
gave me out at the first convulsion, 
which they said lasted two hours. 
When I regained consciousess I was 
si)eechless. though my mind was ac- 
tive, and I knew as well what I want- 
ed to say as I do now. My right side 
was helpless and my tongue was 
dumb, so that I could only make 
known to those around be by motion- 
ing with my left hand. But while in 
tills condition, when all had given me 
uj) to die, even the doctor saying I 
was out of reach of medical skill, I 
saw the road of my life laid out to my 
view, saw that my time must be de- 
voted to the work of the ministry, an<l 
all the doctors in the world could not 
have made me believe I would die 
then. Amidst, the tortures then en- 
dured I was made to vow I would go 
and join the church, and if received I 
would try to preach. My whole de- 
sire was for some of these old despis- 
ed Baptists to pray for me. I ensured 
five of those convulsions from 12 
o'clock Monday until two o'clock 
Tuesday night. It seems to me that 
death is not more dreadful than what 
r suffered this time, for a cloud of 
condemnation intervene^ between me 
and my God, inasmuch that I could 
not pray for myself, I begged my fa- 
ther to pray for me after I had re- 
gained the power of speech, and on 
Tuesday evening he knelt down be- 
side my bed and prayed a most won- 
derful prayer. That night at two 
o'clock there was a change for the 
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to be carried home on a wagon. Dur- 
ing my illness, though after I was 
much better, Elder J.M. Wyatt visited 
me, and has since told me that he nev- 
er expected to see me again when he 
left me, for he thought I was in the 
last stages of Consumption. But God 
in his mercy raised me up, and I was 
carried home. How wonderful it ap- 
pears to me that God Almighty should 
bt! mindful of such a vile sinner as 1' 
iini. Soon after I got home I began to 
be fearful that I was deceived, but the 
judgments ofthe Lord urged me on 
to duty, so that I w£^ carried to the 
church still paralyzed and blind, and 
after I was there I resisted the im- 
liression to offer until they had sung 
the last hymn for dismission, then I 
felt death come over me, and I saw 
that I would be carried away a corpse 
if I did not offer. Right here my lit- 
tle experience was taken away from 
me. I was compelled to go and noth- 
ing to go with, but I went and told 
hut little reason of a hope, and was 
received for baptism. It seemed to 
me I could not wait till next morning 
to be baptised, though some of my 
friends said it would kill me. I had 
no fears of its hurting me. So Sun- 
day morning 1* was carried to the wa- 
ter and baptised, and while in the wa- 
ter my paralyzed arm was restored, 
and I came out praising God. From 
Saturday until Monday I had no 
doubts and thought the burden of 
the ministry was gone. The sweet 
peace of mind, the joy of these hours 
I can't describe. I could shed tears 
of joy. But on Monday the same 
power settled around me that I had 
felt at first. The same voice said, you 
have got to preach, and from then on 
T saw no more peace. The vow I had 
made at Mt. Airy during my illness 
came into my mind, and something 
kept saying, go pay thy vows unto the 



Lord. All this rendered Me miserable. 
The days and nights I spent in heart 
rending trouble I will not attempt 'to 
describe here, as I am making this 
article longer than I expected. But 
for five months I persisted in gross re- 
bellion before I would try to preach. 
I felt so ignoi-ant and incompetent 
that I was sure for Die to make the 
attempt to preach would only re- 
proach the cause. I often tried to 
ask the Lord to relieve me of the im- 
pression or take me from tinie. The 
bui-den became so great, and such a 
cloud of trouble enveloped my mind 
that I thought I could not endure it 
much longer and keep my mind.. One 
day, after I had made many promis- 
es to go, my over burdened feelings 
f^ve way, and I began to shed tears, 
then to cry aloud, when it seemed to 
me that reason had left me, and I 
lost control of myself. Oh, the hor- 
ror of mind I endured. Then all the 
unfilled promises, all the broken res- 
olutions rushed upon me. My miser- 
able condition by reason of my diso- 
bedience almost drove me frantic. 
But then with all the earnestness of 
my soul I promised to go. I thought 
I would never let another opportuni- 
ty pass, but when the opportunity 
was offered I was just as stubborn as 
ever, refused to go, thought I had bet- 
ter wait longer. I was so afraid I 
was mistaken. After I refused this 
time I hourly expected some dreadful 
judgment from the Lord. There was 
no soundness in me. I had lied to the 
Creator. After so solemnly promising 
to go, had not gone. With great 
dread I watched the sun set night af- 
ter night. As the gloomy shadows of 
night began to gather, the fear of 
coming judgment would increase, and 
the dark hours would be spent in 
tossing to and fro on the bed or 
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ed very early, but not to rest. A mis- 
erable feeling of death and judgment 
came over me. I could not lie on the 
bed, but soon got up and sat by the 
fire, or walked the floor. I was sure 
the family would find me a lifeless 
corpse in the morning. I tried to 
pray with all my heart, but my doom 
was unalterably fixed. I thought I 
did not dread death so much, but a 
\'^wning hell was just beneath me, 
and I felt as soon as dead I was damn- 
ed. Before this time I had prayed to 
die, but now I prayed to live. I went 
out and knelt down that night in the 
rain, and tried to promise the Lord 
with all the powers of my poor soul 
that r Avould go. About midnight, 
while sitting by the fire, I felt the 
floor, the chair I was sitting in and 
myself sink down^ I thought, into th(? 
|anns of e\('rlastin<r aestruction. 
When the mu1;ii,u smsation left me T 
got up and walked llie floor. Every 
avenue of my soujl seemed to be 
drawn out in prayer to God, and if 
1 ever praj'ed in my life it was that 
night. From then until our church 
meeting I felt like a criminal con- 
demned, and the day of execution fix- 
ed. I went to meeting wretched, felt 
that if I did not make the attempt I 
could not live loiiper. But our pas- 
tor invited me into tlip pulpit, and 
when he did all my strength gave 
way, and a new poM-er took possession 
of me and carried me through that 
<h;y, the sweetness of which T Avill 
never forget. A great cloud of trou- 
ble rolled away, and I felt that the 
Lord was smiling upon me. This is 
a part of my experience and call to 
the ministry. I cannot tell it as I 
fee! it, for sometimes it seems so great 
to me and -so wonderful . indeed that 
the Lord would condescend to bless 
such 3, poor vile wretch as I am, that 
my imperfect language fails to e. 



press it. But sometimes it all seems 
so small I am almost ashamed to tell 
it. 

Trusting that the God of all grace 
will continue to bless and unite the 
household of faith in love, I remain 
your unworthy brother in hope, 

RUFUS HUTCHBNS. 

Palmetto, Va. 



KEYS. 

And I will g^e unto thee the keys 
of the kingdom of heaven; and what- 
soever thou shalt bind on earth shall 
be bound in heaven; and whatsoever 
thou shalt loose on earth shall be loos- 
ed in heaven— Matthew 16:19. 

The above was addressed to Peter 
by the Savior. 

And Jesus said unto them (the 
Apostles) "Verily I say unto you, 
that ye which have followed me, in 
the regeneration when the Son of 
man shall sit in the throne in his glo- 
ry, ye also shall sit upon twelve 
thrones, judging the twelve tribes of 
Israel— Matthew 19 .-28. 

Then said Jesus to them (the Apos- 
tles) Peace be unto you; as my fath- 
er hath sent me, even so send I you. 
And when he had said this, he breath- 
ed on them and saith unto them. Re- 
ceive ye the Holy Ghost. Whoseso- 
ever sins ye remit, they are remitted 
unto them; and whosesoever sins 
retain, they are retained.— John 20- 
21-22-2:?. 

It seems necessary to have all of 
the scriptures referred to in order to 
present what is upon my mind. 

"I will give unto thee the keys of 
the kingdom of heaven. And what- 
soever thou shalt bind on earth shall 
be bound in heaven." It would seem, 
that Peter was placed in authority 
above the other apostles, but not so, 
for the apostles were to sit upon 
thrones judging Israel, that is Spir- 



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itual Israel, the new Jerusalem, the 
('hurch. 

Each apostle has equal authority, or 
as we speak of it Apastolic Authority, 
this having been given them of the 
Savior. 

They have no successors to their 
thrones because Jesus lives they live, 
and because Jesus reigns King of 
Kings and Lord of Lords, they reign 
with him, it is an everlasting King- 
dam. 

The words, "I wil^ give unto thee 
the keys, etc., was fulfilled in part 
M'hen Jesus had risen from the dead 
and breathed on them (the apostles) 
and saith unto them, Receive ye the 
Holy Ghost. 

The Holy Ghost is the key to the 
kiiiijdom of heaven, flesh and blood 
hath not revealed it unto thee, but my 
Kiithcr whii^h is in heaven, and upon 
this rock (revelation) I will build my 

A key is used to !'")ck and ixnlock 
Hen veil is known by those having to 
inUock llie things kept secret from the 
toil IK hit ion of the world, things hid- 
den fioia the -wise and prudent and 
reveah'd unto babes. 

riic keys or revelation of God 
through Christ Jesus the Lord are 
\vitli(nit number. Peter and the Apos- 
ths received keys when the Savior 
s;ii(I unto them "Receiv« ye the Holy 
(ihost."' Also on the day of Pente- 
cost when the apostles preached, also 
when Peter preached at the house of 
Coi'nelins. Every manifestation of 
the Spirit taking of the things of Je- 
sus and showing it unto them were 
keys given unto them of the Kingdom 
of heaven and unlocked the myster- 
ies hidden from th^ wisdom of this 
world. 

The Epistles written by the Apos- 
tles in the New Testament are for the 
church, the redeemed of the Lord, the 



called of God, and when their decla- 
rations as Judges in Israel remit your 
sins, they are remitted, and when the 
apostles' declarations retain your 
sins, they are retained. There is no 
higher tribunal than the Savior who is 
Judge of the whole earth and the 
Apostles who are judges in Spiritual 
Israel. 

When the Apostle Paul says: "For- 
sake not the assembling of yourselves 
together as the manner of some is," it 
is by Apostolic authority. 

When James says "to him that 
knoweth to do good and uoetn it not, 
to him it is sin," it is binding upon 
the household of faith. 

When Peter says to the Elders: 
"Feed the flock of God which is 
among you ,taking the oversight 
thereof, not by constraint nut willing- 
ly ; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready 
mind, neither as being lords over 
God's heritage," etc., every declara- 
tion is binding upon every elder that 
has or will be set apart to the work of 
the ministry and what the Apostles 
have bound on earth is bound in heav- 
en. 

A\Tien Paul says "By grace are ye 
saved through faith," it is by author- 
ity he has declared it for Paul was 
a chosen vessel unto the Lord. How 
often have we heard some sayings of 
the apostles as well as the words of 
Jesus, having delivered some heavy 
burdened soul; the spirit taking of 
the things of Jesus and showing it 
unto them. So we believe it is the 
Spirit accompanying the words of Je- 
sus or the words of the Apostles that 
remit or retain our sins, and if our 
heart condemns us God is greater 
than our heart, and knoweth all 
things. 

Beloved, if our heart condemn us 
not, then have we confidence toward 
God. 



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To sum up briefly I would say that 
every one born of God, born in Zion 
is given keys to the kingdom of heav- 
en, they enter in and behold the King 
in'his beauty, their eyes see, and ears 
hear, their hearts understand. They 
can behold if they cannot tell it. 

Many things they behold are un- 
locked and opened up to them by the 
preached word. And every member 
no matter how small accupies a place 
in the kingdom and is under law to 
Christ. 

The Apostles in their declarations 
have given every needed instruction 
to the Church and what they have, 
bound on earth is bound in heaven, 
what they have loosed on earth is 
loosed in heaven. 

Whosesovere sins they have remit- 
ted they are remitted, and whosesoev- 
er sins tliey have retained they are re- 
tained. 

.T. M. FENTON. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 



Dear Brother Gold: — Hope you will 
receive this little token in the same 
spirit in which it is offered, and that it 
may be of some slight pleasure or ser- 
vice to you. I often think of your hard- 
ships and of your faithfulness. I feel 
that you have not buried your tal«nt, 
but used it in the proper manner and 
that to the comfort of others ; and iu 
so doing you have added to that tal- 
ent and received joy and comfort 
yourself. 

This scripture concerning the tal- 
ents came upon my mind last night 
and still remains. Bro. Gold, I feel 
that every one of God's little children 
is given a talent and that when he is 
quickened into divine life. He of him- 
self a vessel of clay— nothing but 
earth. When the spirit of the living 
God operates upon his heart he be- 



comes a live creature in Christ Jesus, 
filled with the love of God. Now, if 
he takes his talent, digs a place in the 
ground or earth and buries it how 
can it multiply? To my mind the 
fiesh and things pertaining to the flesh 
represent the earth where that talent 
was buried, and it was doubts and 
fears that caused him to bury it there. 
But if we do, through the spirit, mor- 
tify the deeds of the body, then may 
we grow in grace and in tne Imowl- 
edge of the truth as it in Jesus. If 
we let our doubts and fears prevail, 
go on in sin and wickedness, rolling 
sin under our tongues as a sweet mor- 
sel, how can we expect to enjoy the 
fruits of the spirit? Will our talent 
not be taken away, even that which 
we had and prove no pleasure and 
comfort to us while we dwell in the 
earthen vessel? Are we not become 
as the dog that returneth to its own 
vomit, and the hog to its wallowing in 
the mire? I feel I am one of these, 
and know what it means. For after 
wc have once tasted of the Lord that 
he is gracious, then do former delights 
appear as filthy as those things men- 
tioned. But the Lord is so gracious, 
so long-suffering to usward. 

For seven long years I followed af- 
ter my ambitions and fleshly interests 
until I lost all the pleasure of spiritu- 
al things, if indeed I had ever known 
such. But I had tried for so long to 
live upon husks (man-made sermons) 
and was completely famished, naked 
and wretched, then I humbly hope it 
])leased the Lord in his tender mercy 
to prepare a feast for my starving 
soul, a robe of righteousness for my 
naked body, brought me to the ban- 
((ueting house, and his banner over 
I'lc was love. 0, what love is this! 
How can I ever praise him enough? 
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sweet and pteciotts hope that I may 
be enabled by the grace of God to 
praise him throughout eternity in the 
<ilory Land. 

If we never meet again in this world 
lua}' it be his good pleasure that we 
met again around the throne with all 
the redeemed to sing his praises for- 
ever. I ask for no stars in my crown. 
Only let me be blessed with a crown 
of righteousness that fadeth not 
away, eternal in the heavens, the gift 
of God's love. That is enough. It 
cost the suffering and death of his 
blessed son. What a precious gift. 

Remember a poor sinner at a throne 
of grace when it goes well with you. 
I am nothing, with sin added thereto. 
What have I to recommend me? Only 
Jesus can save a sinner like me. 
Yours in love and fellowship, 

LOLA HOLLAND. 



Beloved in the Lord : 

For several mcuths I have said to 
myself repeatedly that 1 would write 
no more for publication, for it looks 
like I -am so wicked in every way, and 
follow so much after the vain and 
foolish things of the flesh instead of 
mortifying the deeds of the body and 
striving to live after the spirit, that I 
fear I am only a stumbling block. It 
seems that satan meets me on every 
hand, and when I would wo good, evil 
is present with me. Then sometimes I 
feel that I am blessed in being ena- 
bled to see the evil in self, for it was 
so with Paul after the scales fell from 
his eyes, though prior to that time he 
doubtless thought himself very good, 
for he says, "As touching the law, i 
was blameless," then he must have 
been very good indeed, if he did not 
break the commandments of the law. 
But we And that when the spirit of 
the Lord came upon him he fell to the 
earth, crying out: "Who are thou, 



Lord?" And you see, even while he 
asked who it was, he shows by his 
question that he already knew it was 
the Lord who was dealing with him. 
How many of you poor sinners have 
been made to fall to the earth and 
cry unto tlie Lord? Not only literal- 
ly fall to the earth, but beea brought 
down to tlu! earth; made to feel that 
you are nothing but earth ; that of the 
dust you were formed, and unto dust 
would return? 

It has seemed to this poor sinner 
that I have been enabled (I humbly 
trust, by the spirit of the Lord) to 
view myself as not only a helpless 
earthen vessel, with a natural life, is 
true, which enables me to think and 
move about; but in th-i sig'it of a just 
and holy God as nothing* more '.han 
passive clay. I humbly hope it is by 
•the life and light of the glory of God 
revealed within that 1 am enabled so 
to view self as lifeless in the sight of 
God. I understand that all people 
l)0)-n in this world are possessed of a 
natural life that enables them to en- 
joy the natural things about them, 
but Christ said to Nicodemus, "Ye 
must be born again," and I under- 
stand this to be a spiritual birth that 
he has referred to, being bom of the 
love of God, for he that loveth is be- 
goten of the Father, and that which is 
l)()fn of God shall never see death, for 
God is eternal ; therefore, the soul 
that is born of God, of that life that is 
hid in Christ, shall never see death; 
for Christ tasted death once for all 
for his people when he died the cruel 
death of the cross, and he not only 
died, but rose from the sealed tomb 
of stone the glorious conqueror over 
death, hell and the grave, and now 
sits upon the right hand of the Father 
and maketh intercession for the 
saints, for it is through his righteous- 
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communion with the Father. We feel 
to be nothing in his sight, and our 
good works are nothing more than a 
cloak of filthy rags in the sight of that 
just and holy God; but glorious 
thought ! Christ came to seek and save 
sinners, such as feel to realize there 
is no good in self and nothing they 
can do oppeases the anger of a just 
God. Such it is that Jesus died to save, 
and he clothes them with the robe of 
his righteousness, and this robe hides 
from his Father the sins of his people, 
and in that way he justifies them in 
the sight of God, for tlie sins of his 
people are covered up iu tlic right- 
eousness of Jesus. Then it is that the 
poor sinner can sing praises to God 
and the blessed Lamb that was slain, 
and he can then confess that he is vile, 
but God is just if he condemns him 
for his sins and sends him to eternal 
])unisliiiii-iii, tor lie knows he can do 
uotliii)f;' ti> jnslity liimsolf in the sight 
of (iod. But wliat a <y^. , tliouf^bt ! 
It is sinners Christ cam ■ to save. 
'• imc to sp.vc people ;,r.; pocr :,pd 

needy, wlio feel to ueeci tl,c ri-^lil (lous- 
ness of Jens, to justify tli.-m in rlie 
sight of God; and let me say to you, 
poor trembling sinner, if you feel 
your unworthiness, know you can do 
nothing that will merit salvati and 
can also see and i-ealize that Jesiis is 
pure and holy, without spot, and per- 
fect in tlie sisht of God, then surely 
He is your Savior, died for your sins 
and rose for your justification, and it 
is because of the light and life of Je- 
sus revealed within the vessel of clay 
tliat you are enabled to see these 
things. There was a time when you 
did not see yourself in this light, nei- 
ther did you view Christ so: for at 
that time you were dead in trespasses 
and sins and blind to the glory of tho 
Lord. Not until the light (and Jesus 



is light) shined in your heart could 

you view your lost and ruiujd toudi- 
tiou ; and when you could see your- 
self as vile and sinful, then it was that 
you could see God as holy and just 
then you felt, 

•'If he sends my soul to hell, 
His righteous law approves it well.'' 
But what a gracious season when 
you were enabled to view Jesus in his 
purity, the only Mediator Detween 
God and man. His is the only name 
given under heaven given among men 
whereby man can be saved, and I can- 
not see how we can trust him fo'* iife 
a)id salvation until we feel tho need of 
it, and I don't believe anybody has Lo 
come around and tell us we need it, 
for God works and none can hinder, 
hinders and none can work. But dear 
sinner, if you have ev.n- felt the wed 
of Jesus and his righteousness, rest 
assured he died for you and atoned 
for your sins. Whether he has yet been 
revealed unto you as a Savior or not, 
if you have felt to need him, that is 
evidence that God has begun the good 
work in you, and if so, he will contin- 
ue it to tlie day of Jesus Christ; and 
just let me say that Jesus' work is all 
complete, for he said with his last 
breath, "It is finished." He had done 
all that the Father had commanded 
him to do, .so salvation is already com- 
plete. But in these latter days this 
same salvation is being made mani- 
fest in the hearts of the sons of men 
And how? Why by the quickening 
spirit of the living God as it works 
in the hearts of his children both to 
will and to do of his own good pleas- 
ure, first by showing unto them their 
vileness, then by revealing unto them 
Je.sus, the glorious Savior of sinners; 
and when a sinner has been led along 
this way from nature's darkness to 
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Son of God, he can then say that Jesus 
is all his righteousness, and unto him 
can ascribe all glory and honor; and 
dear trembling one, if you have ever 
felt to ascribe unto Jesus all praise 
and honor, surely he is your Savior, 
and surely you have an experience of 
grace. 

But, you will say, if that be so, why 
do I again become so cold and lifeless, 
so wicked and sinful? Surely I am 
deceived. But dear one, just reflect. 
At that moment were you not perfect- 
ly happy? Were you not at rest, and 
satisfied? Of course you were. And 
had you remained in that blessed state 
would you have cared to look forward 
to a heavenly home where there is no 
sorrow nor pain? No, because for 
that moment you were satisfied, and 
you were then enjoying the pleasure 
of that heaven below, you were in the 
spirit on the Lord's day, and it is al- 
ways the Lord's day when we are in 
that blessed state; but we are told 
here we have no continuing city, but 
we seek one to come ; and that will be 
the Holy City, the New Jerusalem — a 
perfect city, for it lieth four-square, 
etc., showing perfection. But there is 
110 perfection in the flesh, therefore 
this fleshly body must die and return 
to mother earth, for nothing of this 
Arorld can enter that holy place to de- 
file it ; but the life and light that have 
bofMi made manifest in the flesh will 
never know death, for that life is of 
Hod, and is hid in Christ; and when 
death comes and releases the spirit 
from the confines of the earthen ves- 
sel, that spirit will go shouting away 
on the wings of love to God from 
whence it came, and when time shall 
be no more, and Christ comes the sec- 
ond time without sin unto salvation, 
then shall the- sleeping saints come 
forth stripped of sin and fashioned 
like unto the glorious body of Jesus, 



be re-united with the happy spirit, 
and rise with a shout to join the Sav- 
ior in the air when he comes in the 
clouds of love and glory, and thus be 
forever with the Lord. Glorious 
tiieme ! Paul tells us to comfort one 
another with these words. So take 
courage, poor, down-cast soul, for the 
trials and sufferings this world are 
not worthy to be compared with the 
glory that shall be revealed in that 
liappy day. Our light affliction is but 
for a moment, and works for us far 
more exceeding and eternal weight of 
glory. So let us put on the whole ar- 
mor of God that we may withstand 
the fiery darts of the wicked, and hav- 
ing done all, to stand; take up the 
cross; strive to fight the good fight of 
faith that we may have the precious 
witness within that henceforth there 
is laid up for us a crown of righteous- 
ness that fadeth not away, eternal in 
the heavens. 

The grace of God, peace, love and 
his kind mercy be with all those that 
that love the Lord and await his ap- 
pearing. 

In the bonds of love and sweet com- 
munion, the least of all in the king- 
dom, if indeed one at all. 

Your little sister in hope, 

LOLA HOLLAND. 
Fayetteville, W. Va. 



Nef'cssity has forced the appear- 
ance of advertisements in Landmark 
to raise money to pay the increased 
cost of i)aper in the publication of 
the Landmark. I do not know the 
nature of the claims as remedies pub- 
lished.— Ed. 



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Remove uot 


the ancient Laudiaark 


which thy 


fathers have Bet." 


P. D. GOLD, 


WilBOii, N. C, 


P 0. LESTER 


iHoy.l, Va. 


VOL. L. 


NO. 4 



Kniered at the prstoffioe at Wilsou &«> 
secord class mntter. 



AVILSON. N. C, FEBRUARY 1, 1917 

EDITORIAL. 

HOW? 

The question -will now and then in- 
trude itself upon my mind: How do 
you know there is a God? and I do not 
always find a ready answer. In my 
l)eculiar existence and habitation it is 
not an easy matter to every time de- 
termine just what I am and where my 
citizenship belongs. 1 seem to dwell 
much in the borders of the land, and 
sometimes find it difficult to determine 
whether I am on this or that side of 
that which defines the borders. If I 
am in the spirit and faith of the gos- 
pel of Christ I readily pitch my tent 
(HI the right side, but if I am in the 
flesh I am wrong already. Then by 
what rule and virtue do I decide the 
question? I think I know that a gos- 
pel knowledge of God is by revelation 
through the faith of Him, but how am 
I to know whether and when I am in 
the faith? When and how is one in 
the faith? It seems to me that I only 
know my present identity with re- 
spect to my relations to God when and 
as I am affected by him through the 



faith of the attribute in which I sus- 
tain that relation to Ilim. His attri- 
butes are indicated by and in His 
name, therefore it is only as he quick- 
ens me in this or that respect, that 
I am given to determine my status. 

Much of my time I am restless in 
mind and irreconciled in my state or 
condition, and not satisfied in the little 
which I seem to know, and I try to 
delve into the why and wherefore of 
things only to discern eventually in 
most instances that I am trying to 
find out things which are not revealed 
or as I deduce conclusions which I 
can not associate with my experience, 
and the very roaring of its high sound- 
ing emptiness makes me ie«x some- 
times that after all perhaps there is 
nothing or very little in anything that 
I preach or believe. And then at oth- 
or times when I might do well to fear 
my boldness, if one slionld s;iv: If 
you preach that the heavens will fall, 
r should have to say, Let them fall if 
their upkeep is dependent upon me. 
In the contemplations of those things 
which are revealed there is a simpliei- 
t.v of confidence not found in other 
things, and I seem to know them with 
assurance that brings quietude and 
rest and then I am made to feel that 
know in whom I have believed, and 
Niat the doctrine I preach is of God 
How much better it is to aoide in the 
faith as It abides with us and in us, 
and to abide in the love of God, for we 
love Him as His love is shed abroad in 
our hearts, and we serve him as he 
serves in us both to will and to do of 
Ins good pleasure. After all it does 
not seem that we have to know much 
to have faith in God. The gist of the 
matter is in the faith It is i,. -h' 
rrMnd of the spirit through faith that 
- know the things freely ,i.enVs 
2 7f ^« ^re of God. But we 
do not know by faith we knrvw 



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erally. We cannot reason out the 
things of faith, but faith reasons in us, 
and reason the things which concern 
us, and seals them unto us as things 
of God — revealed things, which belong 
to us and to our children. P. G. L. 



HINTS. 

In attempting to drop some hints 
concerning scriptures that brother W. 
L. Minshew has referred to I am de- 
pendent, as other imperfect creatures, 
on the God of revelation to understand 
the scriptures. 

Exodus 33:11, "And the Lord spake 
unto Moses face to face, as a man 
spt aketh unto his friend." Yet when 
^^oses desired to see God's face the 
Tjord said unto him, "no man can see 
my face and live." 

In the appearing of the Lord God 
tlie body of heaven appeared in its 
clearness or perfection. There is noth- 
iiiji' in heaven, or earth, or under the 

■ til that can set forth the glory of 
God. There is nothing to which he 
can be likened. 

The Lord showed IMoses his back 
l)arts, but his face could no man see. 
The glory would consume man. He 
could not live. But the Lord God 
showed him his back parts, causing 
his train of goodness to pass before 
Moses in which is a wonderful mercy. 
If God is with us what can harm us? 

If we love one another God dwells 
with us, and his love is perfected in 
IIS. Though M'e can not see God, yet 
if we love our brother God dwells in 
us. and that love is perfect in us. We 
know that we have passed from death 
unto life because we love the breth- 
ren. 

Joshua 24:2-14. "Now therefore 
fear the Lord and serve him in sin- 
cerity and truth, and put aiway the 
strange gods which your fathers serv- 
ed on the other side of the flood, and 



in Egypt, and serve ye the Lord; but 
if it seem evil to you to serve the Lord 
choose ye this day whom ye will serve, 
whether tlie pods Avhieh your fathers 
served on the other side of the flood, 
(Terah, Abraham's father served oth- 
er gods, not the true God, also the 
gods of the Amorites are not true 
gods, for ye own their land, hence 
none of these are true gods.) 

NoAv if it seem evil to you to serve 
the trae and living God, you can 
(^hoose between diiferent false gods, 
but none of them will do you any 
good. If it seem evil to you to do 
right, you -can choose between two or 
more vtnrongs, but any of them is sin to 
you. For while it seems evil to you 
to serve the true God you can choose 
betM'een different evils, bu* they are 
all Avrong. I have heard it said choose 
the less of two evils, but where all is 
evil do not choose any of them. It is 
the good part Mary chose which 
should not be taken from her. The 
same mind that loves a wicked thing 
could not love a good thing. No man 
can serve two masters. Joshua does 
not give any right to choose between 
things which are all wrong. But he 
said: "Ye cannot serve the Lord, for 
he is a .jealous God." Psalm 78:69, 
"He buiHt his sanctuary like high pal- 
aces, like the earth which he hath es- 
tablished." Israel does not give 
strength to the sanctuary. The Lord 
brought Israel out nf Egypt with a 
high hand and stretched out arm. He 
also delivered them, fed them, guided 
them iu the wilderness. The Lord has 
helped Israel. The Lord has built hi,'^ 
sauetuary like high palaces. like the 
earth which he has established, and 
no man can destrov it. He also ehose 
David from the sheep fold whom he 
exalted. The Lord is the strength of 
Israel. 

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of Israel, his rebe>l!lion, his disobedi- 
ence to God, his proneness to serve 
idols to see that it is because God 
changes not that Israel is saved. God 
has established the p-oino's of Israel. 

Salvation is of the Lord. "But the 
Lord will come as a thief in the night, 
in which the heavens shall pass away 
with a great noise, and the elements 
shall melt with fervent heat, and the 
earth and the works tliorein shall 
be burned up." 2nd Peter 3 :10. For 
this they (these scoffers) are willingly 
ignorant of, that by the word of 
the Lord the heavens were of old, the 
earth standing in the water and out of 
the Avater was overflowed with wa^er 
(the flood) and perished. But the 
heavens and the earth which are now 
by the same word are kept in store) re- 
served unto fire against the day of the 
judgment and perdition of ungodly 
in en. But be not ignorant that one 
day is with the Lord as a thousand 
years. But tliis day of the Lord will 
come as a thief in tlie night, in which 
the heavens sliall ]iaRs away with a 
great nni'^i' and the elemeiits shall 
melt Avith fei-veiit hivTt, and the earth 
Avith its works sha'.l be burned up. But 
we look for a new heaven and a new 
earth wherein dwelleth righteous- 
ness." 

One generation i.asseth away, and 
another generaHon eometh. bnt the 
earth abideth forever." Eecl. 1:14. 
That is it remaineth or abideth the 
same although so many generations 
pass away. The generations of men 
that come and are soon gone, are but 
as a flay eonipared with the solidity 
and stability of the earth. But the 
earth itself compared with the eternity 
of the Lord soon passes away, but the 
Lord is from evo-lasting to everlasting 
the same. One day is with the Lord as 
a thousand yeai-s. and a thousand years 
as one day. 



Heaven and earth shall pass away, 
but my word shall not pass away," 
:\Iatt. 24 :35. The word of the Lord en- 
diires forever. By that word the heav- 
aiul the earth were made. The Lord 
speaks and it is done. The Lord up- 
holds aU things by the word of his pow- 
er. That word was made flesh and 
dweit among us. 

The less is confirmed with the great- 
er. There are no contradictions in the 
word of God. Scripture is compared 
with scripture, and it is its own wit- 
ness. 

Revelation 20:13, "And the sea gave 
up the dead that were in it ; and death 
and hell delivered up the dead that 
were in them, and they were judged 
every man according to their works." 
God will bring every work into judg- 
ment with every secret thing, whether 
it be good or whether it be evil, Eccl 
12 :14. Death, hell and the grave must 
give up their dead. Every secret thing 
Avill come to the light. There is no hid- 
ing place Not even to the sea, nor 
hell, nor the grave, Rev. 20 :13. 

Brother Minshew does not think that 
a man is justified by the deeds or 
works of the law. How then does ev- 
ery one receive according to his works, 
and how is it true as recorded in Rev. 
22:12, "Behold I come quickly, and my 
reward is with me, to give every man 
according as his work shall be?'' 

The two classes are referred to in the 
last ehaptei- of the Ncav Testament 
"He that is fillhy let him be filthy stiU, 
and he that is righteous let him be 
righteous still ; and he that is holy let 
him be holy still. Behold I come 
quickly, and my reward is with me to 
give every man according as his work 
shall be." Blessed are they that do his 
commandments that they may have 
right to the tree of life, and may enter 
into the city. Rev. 22:14. This is the 
work of God that ye believe on him 



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whom he hath sent, John 6:29. "For 
by grace are ye saved through faith; 
and that not of yourselves; it is the 
gift of God; Not of works, lest any 
man should boast. For we are his 
workmanship, created in Christ Jesus 
unto good works which God hath be- 
fore ordained that we should walk in 
them, Eph. 2:8-10. 

Every one convicted of his sins and 
brought into judgment has seen and 
felt the justice of God's holy law in his 
condeiniiation. when he hungers and 
thirsts after righteousness he beholds 
Jesus who knew no sin made sin for us 
that we might be made the righteous- 
ness of God in him. So he ordains 
peace for us, for he has wrought all 
our works in us. Blessed and holy are 
they tliat have part in the first resur- 
rection, for over such the second death 
hatli uo power. But of God are ye in 
Christ Jesus, who is made of God unto 
us wisdom and righteousness and 
siiiu'tification and redemption, that 
lie that glorioth might glory in the 
l.<n(l. P. D. G. 



THE FOX, AN ENEMY. 

"And the same day there came cer- 
tain of the Pharisees saying unto him, 
(.Jesus) Get thee out and depart 
liencc ; for Herod will kill thee. And 
Im' said unto them, Go ye and tell that 
fox, Behold I cast out devils, and I do 
cures today and tomorrow, and the 
third (lay I shall be ])erfected, " etc. 

A fox is a cunning animal, but is 
not harmless like a dove. He is sly. 
He does not meet one face to face. 
He is not courageous. But he has his 
holes or hiding places. But Jesus has 
not, seeks none, meets every foe, and 
says "I do cures today, and tomorrow 
and the third day I am perfected." 
Nothing that men could threatencould 
cause the Lord to change his course. 



The 'Son of Man must work while it is 
calkd day, for the night cometh when 
no man can work. Foxes have holes, 
but the Son of Man hath not where to 
lay his head. 

But on the Lord's day his work 
should be perfected, or on earth finish- 
ed. 

His face was set steadfastly toward 
Jerusalem. He was never wearied of 
or with his work. Such thing as mor- 
al courage, or what is called bravery 
of man, was not to be considered. His 
business was not as that of a man, 
to be hindered or hurried by circum- 
stances. His delights were with the 
sons of men, and all he did was for 
others. 

How safe is the case of those favor- 
ed with his faith, and put their trust 
in Jesus. For the faith of Jesus places 
those who have it on the right hand 
of God standing in the obedience of 
Jesus, and therefore complete in him, 
and hence justified by the law of 
Moses. It is not through the law of 
IMoses that believers in Jesus are jus- 
tified, but from all things that we 
could not be justified by the law of 
jMoses we are justified; but it is by 
the faith of Christ that they are jus- 
tified. It is a higher order than that 
of the works of the law that they that 
believe in Jesus are justified (See Acts 
13:38-40), but it is the woz^ vaoa 
that we believe in Jesns. What 
eould be a more holy work than thist 
How high and holy is this calling of 
God. What is in man, and what we 
need, considers the entire case, and 
therefore his counsel or advice or an- 
SAvers— his instruction suits any and 
all cases at all times. Hence no 
change of circumstances or time 
can cause any of his teachings to be- 
ome useless. His teaching is perfec- 
tion. .TesuR said, "Go tell that fox 
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136 



How faithful, holy, overcoming every 
enemy, giving himself to the smiters. 
If ye take me let these go their way, 
escape. The Hand of Justice lays on 
the holy one the sin, the guilt of all 
his people. He seeks no hiding place 
as the fox does. Smite the Shepherd 
and the sheep shall be scattered, but 
he will turn his hand on the little 
ones to shield and save them. 

P. D. G. 



Appointments 

ELDER J. D. VASS. 

Wihnington, N. C— 3rd Siturday 
and Sunday ia February. 

Yopps — Tuesday. 

Bay — Wednesday. 
Wards Will— Thursday. 

North East — Friday. 

South . West^aturday and 4th 
Sunday. 

Maple Hill — Monday. 

Cypress Creek — Tuesday. 

Qoldsboro — Wednesday night. 

LaGrange— Thurf lay night. 

Mewborn 's — Friday. 

Meado-v^ — Saturday. 

White Oak— 1st Sunday in March. 

Moore 's — Monday. 

Upper Town Creek— Tuesday. 

Pleasnat Hill— Wednesday. 

Falls Tar River— Thursday. 

Mill Branch— Friday. 

Wilson— Saturday night, 
iower Black Creek— 2nd Sunday. 

Scotts — Monday, 

Contentnea— Tuesday. 

Upper Black Creek— Wednesday 

Will Eider J. T. Coats arrange for 
hi Q through the Little River Ajssocia- 
' " so for him to be at RaJeigh on 
Inij-sday ni«>ht after 3rd Sunday in 
March. 

Durham— Friday night. 



Winston-Salem — 4th Sunday, 

E. E. LUNDY, 



ELDERS B, L. TREECH AND W, R, 
HELM. 

— Third Saturday and Sunday 
inFebruary 

Benson — Sunday night. 
Hannah 's Creek — Monday. 
Clement — Tuesday. , 
Four Oaks — Wednesday. 
Smithfield — Thursday. 
Union — Friday. 

Bethany — 4th Saturday and 4th 
Sunday, 

Little Creek — Monday. 
Clayton — Tuesday. 
Rehobeth — Wednesday 
Fellwohsip — Thursday. 
Bethel— Friday. 
Coats — at night. 

Ajigiei- — Saturday and first Sun- 
day ill March. 

Willow Springs — Monday. 
Middle Creek — Tuesday. 
Raleigh— At night. 

Your Brother. 

J. T. COATS. 

Coats^ N. C. 



UNION NOTICE 

The next session of the Staunton 
River Union will be held with the 
church at Mill, Pittsylavnia county, 
Va., Friday, Saturday and 5th Slnday 
in April, 9117. 

Brethren, Sisters and Ministres are 
cordilaly invited to attend, 

JACKSON WALTERS, 

Church Clerk. 



Atlantic City, N. C, Jan. 16, 1917. 
Dear Brother Gold :— For several 
weeks 1 have felt impressed to write 
something concerning the following 
scripture: "Let your light so shine 
before men, that they may see your 



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good works, and glorify your Father 
wiiich is iu lieaven'." Matthew S^IG. 

The 6th and 7th chapters of Mat- 
thew are said to be the sermon of our 
Lord on the Mount and we accept that 
saying as the truth. It has appeared 
to me that as the Lord gave the ten 
commandments to Closes for the chil- 
dren of Israel in all their generations, 
so our Lord has given these words 
which He spake to the disciples for 
the church in all her generations in 
this Avorld. The whole law is in per- 
fect conformity to the ten command- 
ments. To have it otherwise would 
show a change in the Giver of the law. 
This could not be for He is God and 
knows no change. Those ten com- 
mandments were given right in the be- 
ginning of God's manifesting himself 
to Israel as their Great Deliverer. 

The sermon on the mount is the pat- 
tern for all gospel preaching through- 
out all the days of the church here on 
earth, and this pattern was given 
right in the beginning of the setting 
of the visibe church here on the earth. 
Therefore the work vras begun in or- 
der and in time with not one ■p'ord 
short in all its teachings. If ye should 
carefully trace every Avord of our 
Lord during His life here on earth we 
will find not the slightest deviation 
from His teachings on the Mount. 

Therefore it becomes the duty of 
His servants and all His children to 
study well all of His teachings in that 
sermon of all sermons, as much as in 
them is, to be careful to follow all His 
commandments therein given. To us 
they come as rebukers, reproofs, ex- 
hortations, admonitions, ehastenings 
and encouragements. 

It is in my mind to write from time 
to time on the things contained in 
these chapters as the Lord may im- 
press me and enlighten me. 

Just 1^0 w I want to say something 



about the verse quoted at the head of 
this letter. 

The word "Let,'' when sj)ok('n by 
our Lord does not mean permission as 
it would if spoken by one without au- 
thority. It is the voice of the King 
to his subjects, of the Father to His 
children. It is that which requires at- 
tention and obedience. 

The word "Your," referred directly 
to those to whom the Lord was speak- 
ing. There is neither the first nor the 
third person in it. It fully implies 
possession. It is a thing which those 
si^oken to were actually in. possession 
of. 

What was the possession? Answer: 
"Light." "Let your light,'' etc. This 
is a gift from heaven. It is the great 
manifestation of all that is within us 
and of the things which the King is 
pleased to give us in His kingdom. We 
are poor, vile, dead sinners. There- 
fore we cannot know our condition, 
being dead. The Lord sends His Holy 
Spirit in our hearts. He is light and 
tliat light shines in our darkness and 
■reveals it to us. It is light which 
maketh manifest, and that is the man- 
ifestation. Then we know we are sin- 
ners. That manifestation continues un- 
til we re.-.li7.e that God is perfectly 
.just in Plis sentence of condemnation 
against us. But this is a good work 
Avhich our Lord has begun in us and 
He will perform it unto the day of 
Jesus Christ. Unto the day of our 
])erfect deliverence. There is no pow- 
er in heaven, the earth nor hell that 
can stop this perfect work. No, all of 
them combined as one cannot stay 
God's hand. Therefore just as sure 
as there is conviction or the know- 
ledge of sin given so sure will the for- 
giveness of sins be given. The same 
light which made knowTi to us our 
condition as a sinner does most surely 
lead or bring us to Christ Jesus and 



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reveal Him to us as our Savior. Then 
are we born agaiu. All the strug- 
gling in pain for deliverence has ceas- 
ed and we are born in the gospel king- 
dom. This is actually the only door of 
entrance. 

We are now new creatures. Created 
iu Christ Jesus unto good works which 
Cod has before ordained that we 
should walk in' them .We are good 
trees to bear fruit unto holiness and 
to receive that experience that the 
end is everlasting life. The old carnal 
mind which had full control of our 
hearts, our desires, our acts, while wo 
were dead iu sins is not to dictate to 
us any longer The time for tlie shin- 
ing of our light has come in this per- 
fect day of liberty. 

That carnal mind was, under the in- 
fluence of satan, a strong man. He 
kept our hearts and was lord of the 
house, but now his armor is taken 
away and this dominion is no more 
his. He was lord once but now he is 
a bound servant. He is a prioner and 
all his dominion is taken by the 
stronger jvm' That old carnal mind 
yet dictates to us at times for he who 
was lord of that mind is as a roaring 
lion walking about seeking whom he 
may devour. Like all shrewd rulers 
who are of an evil mind, he does not 
want to devour his own. Therefore 
he seeks to devour the fruit of "The 
trees of righteousness; the planting of 
the Lord." 

Do you have temptations to go to 
the dance which you once so much en- 
joyed? It is the devil seeking to be- 
cloud your light and to devour your 
peace. Do you have temptations to 
"have a game of cards or checkers 
with us?" rt is the devU seeking to 
devour your fruit, to destroy your 
comforts. 

Are these things Christian? Did 
they spring up from the teaching of 



our Lord or from the giddy of the 

world and from the gambling dens? 
Stop, think, repent. 

iiut some one is appointed to see 
your light. This light is to shine be- 
fore men who are the ' "men ? " To 
whom has the Lord given eyes to see / 
Avo they His little ones? The dead 
can't see, nor can they know if you 
have a light. Then they are not the 
liifii spoken of in the text But there 
is a little one, hungry one, a very fee- 
ble one who desires to have the way of 
salvation shown to him, he wants to 
be instructed in the way of God more 
perlt'ctly, he is looking for "your 
jigut." Does one see it in any of 
those things which you are doing ^ 
Are not those things clouds of thick 
darkness to such little ones? Will 
they not turn away hurt, wounded, 
distressed? Can they glorify God in 
those fruits of the flesh which they 
sue.' if they taste with you would it 
not be "death in the pot?" ReaUy 
are not these things "Wild gourds?" 

But if that little, hungry, weak one 
should find us giving ourselves to 
reading, to exhortation, to prayer and 
relating our experiences it would be 
so very different with them. They 
would feel that they were beside the 
Shepherd's teut, and that a few mor- 
sels of bread were there and they 
would eat and rejoice. They would 
smeU the odor of our obedience, pre- 
cious ointment, and they would 
breathe deeply of the rich perfume 
and feel like they were at the door of 
heaven glorifying the King. 

Again. That one with eyes goes to 
meetmg and thinks to see the breth- 
ren and sisters, for there is in them a 
commandment to "Forsake not the 
assembling of yourselves together as 
the manner of some is? They see the 
mimster and some of the members 
But the inquiries, where is such an 



ZION'S LANDltARK 



one? some one says: "He or she went 
visiting today, or lie or she had com- 
pany and had to stay at home to keep 
from wounding their feelings, or he or 
she was a little indisposed and did not 
feel just like coming." What does 
that one with eyes thuik? Only yes- 
terday 1 heard one say: "1 sat and' 
looked around on Sunday and thought 
how cold things looked. There were 
so few members there." Brethren, 
Sisters, did you ever think how dis- 
couraging that is to your pastor? On 
the days appointed by the church for 
you to meet together you have no 
right to go visiting. If you are able 
to q:o visiting you are able to attend 
your meeting. If company comes in 
take them with you. If they will not 
go let them keep house for you until 
you get back. If they will not do that 
let them go where they may like. It 
is better for you to wound their feel- 
ings and be faithful to your heavenly 
calling than it is to wound the whole 
church and your pastor and throw a 
cloud of darkness over the light that 
is in you. 

If there was one hundred dollars at 
the meeting house for you and you 
knew that if you did not go that very 
lay and get it, what would you do? 
Think of it; are not the things of God 
">f more value than silver or gold? If 
not you had best to not have profess- 
ed. 

No. You are not excusable for any 
thing in which your pastor is not ex- 
cusable. If you should go to meeting 
and he not there and no one came to 

Conti'uiorl Ml INevt Isnue 



ELDER J. D. YASS. 
Benson — 2nd Sunday night in 
March. 
Four Oaks — Monday. 
Clement — Tuesday. 



Rehoboth — Wednesday. 
Fellowship — Thursday . 
Middle Creek — Friday. 
Raleigh — Saturday and 3rd Sunday. 



i With the Fingers ! ! 
I Says Corns Lift Out j 
I Without Any Pain | 

Sore corns, hard corn;;, soft corns or any 
kind of a corn can shoicly be lifted right 
cut with th3 lingers if you will app.y di- 
rectly upon the corn a few drops of free- 
zane, says a Cincinnati authority, 

It is claimed that at a small cost one can 
g3t a quarter of an oun'-je of freezone at 
any drug store, which is sufficient to rid 
one's feet of every corn or callus wihout 
pain or soreues's or the aanger of infec- 
tion. , 
This new drug is an ether oampound, 
and while sticky, dries the mordent it is 
applied and does not inflame or even irri- 
tate the surrounding tissue. 

This announcement v/ill interest many 
women here, for it is said that ths pres- 
ent h gh-heeled footwear is putting corns 
on i)ractically every woman's feet. 



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140 



Uric (Add Poisoning I 

The most eminent physicians recog- 
nize that uric acid stored up in the system 
is the cause of rheumatiam, that this uric 
acid poison is present in the joints, mus- 
cles, or nerves. By experimeniiug and 
analysis at the Invalids' Hotel and Sur- 
gical Institute in Buffalo, N. Y., Dr. 
Pierce discovered a combination of nati ,'e 
remedies that he called Auui ic — v.l.i^h 
drives out the urie acid from the system, 
and in this way the pain, swelling an 1 in- 
flammation ETibside. If you are a suffer; r 
from rheumatism, backache, pains here 
or there, you can obtain Anuric at any 
drug store and get relief from the pains 
and ills brought about by uric ."ci 1 ; or 
send Dr. Pierce 10c. for trial pkir. Anuric 
which you will find mauy tiiirjs more 
potent than lithia and ( liininates uric 
acid as hot water molts ■, ;:. srt 

irial will convni. f 
Anuric is a rein 




she puts her faith 
in Dr. Pierce*s Fa- 
vorite Prescrip- 
tion. There is no 
beauty without 
good health. No- 
body expects to 
become really 
beautiful from 
the use of com- 
plexion beau- 
tifiers. 

Bright eyes, 
clear skin, and 
rosy cheeks, fol- 
low the use of the "Prescription." 

All women require a tonic and nervtne 
at some period of their lives. Whether 
suffering from nervousness, dizziness, 
faintness, displacement, catarrhal in- 
'lammation, bearing-down sensations, or 
general debility, the "Prescription" is 
sure to benefit. In tablet and liquid form. 
!■ rce's Pellets were first put in 
- form nearly 50 years ago, and 
relieve the inactive liver and 
Insist on getting Dr. Pierce's 
:' Hots— there is none so good- 



A SIMPLE THERAPEUTIC STATEMENT 

The problem in cases of coughs, cjidc-, 
sore throat and io a degree in croup is: 

First, to remove- the phlegm which 
forma a culture for tho germs cf Ihesa 
diseases and prevents medication of the 
inflamed membranes. 

Second, to apply to the diseased mem- 
branes a germicide or antiseptic which 
will destroy the germs ct the disease. 

Third, to allay the inflamation cr blood 
congestion in the mfcmbranes, thereby 
permitting them to return to their normal 
functions. 

Mentholatum av;con.plishes these ends. 

The phlegm is loosened by the volatile 
oils hich are pungent and penetrating, 
in a sense tickling the nerves to ah accel- 
erated discharge, which liquifies the 
phlegm and hasiens its removal. 

As these oils area ant'tepiic, they 
cleanse the diseased CTfaces and stop 
the propagation of the dangerous germs. 

Hhe volatile oils of Mentholatum are 
olightly irritating, acting ns a cleanly poul- 
tic to the irritacod su'-faces and driving 
ou". the inflamation. 

That i3 why Mentholatum liberally ap- 
plied is found U3 usoful IntreatiLg coughs, 
colds, croup and sore throat. 

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Eczema Sufferers Relieved By Barium Rock 
Spring Water. 
If you are a sufferer from Er^iema, read 
wha* Dr. M. R. Adams, a StatesvlHe. N. C. 
plivpir-ian. save; about Rarfum Rook Water, 
It fs e^^peclnlly fine fci curtneous afTec 
tfon^ fsi-in diseases) and more eapeclally 
for Fc^ema. From time to time I hnve pre- 
scrlVH U fn ob«fNn»P ra.es of Fczema and 
hnve hqd vprr satis'ar(crv fps„lts. In ob- 

fntPrloM "J'^'-'""^'' ^* ''ho-'l'I ^6 U.ed both 

intern<,nv gnti eTfernnlly. It r^oen not lose 



V or ft9 rrMfn-nal nrorertlPs fn shinment. 
We goar:,ntee relief or Will refund your 

aerorr^jn^ to dfrectfons and it yon fall to 
voii/v/nn ^''iV ""^''"'^ refund 
^Cri . J '""""^ Indleestfon. 

^liI^iZ P""t or d!Pep.^es 

L 7 ,T ""l'">nfne: or rtlnor- 

"^""i^'-h.- Mn- or bowela. 
thi/ h """^^"♦r'^ 't is nnrterpfood 

ed PT-p Md. Address Rarfum Spring Co 
Box D-20, Barium Springs. N C 



p-'o-qntopd trpafrnent fbpt v/V] nroTrp it 



141 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



Hopes V/omen Will 
Adopt This Habit 
As Well As IVlen 



Glass of hot water each morr 
ing helps us look and feel 
clean, sweet, fresh. 



Happy, brigin, alert- vigorous and vi- 
vacious — a good clear skin; a natural, 
rosy complexion and freedom from illness 
are assured only by the clean, healthy 
blood. If only every wman and likewise 
every man could realize the wonders of 
the morning inside bath, what a gratify- 
ing change would take ;jlcce. 

Instead of thousar.dc <;f eickly, r.naemic- 
looking men, women a'ld girlc with pasty 
or muddy complexions; instead of the mul- 
titudes of "nerve wrecks," rundov/ns,'" 
"brain fags" and pes-ir^ists we should 
see a virile, optimistfc tlirong of rosy- 
cheeked people everywhere. 

An inside bath is ha'' by drinking, each 
morning before breakfrst, a glass of real 
hct water with a toaspnonful of liniestono 
phosphate, liver, hidneys and ten yards of 
bowels the previous da^'s waste, sour fer- 
mentations and poisons, thus cleansing, 
sv/eetening and fresrhening the entire ali- 
mentary canal before putting more food 
into the stomach. 

Those subject to sick headache, bilious- 
ness, n.'^.sty breath, rheumatism, colds, 
and particularly those who have a palid, 
sallow complexion and who arc constipat- 
ed very often, are urged to obtain a quar- 
ter pound of limestone phosphate at the 
drug store which will cost but a trifle but 
is sufficient to deir.onstrate the quick and 
remarkable change in both health and ap- 
pearance awaitiqg those who practice In- 
that insire cleanliness is more important 
than outside, because the skin does not 
absorb impurities to contaminate the 
blood, while the pores in the thirty feet 
of bowels do. 



GLASS OF SALTS 
CLEANS KIDNEYS 



If your Back Hurts or Bladder Bothers 
You, Drink Lots of Water. 

When your kidneys hurt and your back 
feels sore, don't get scared and ifroceed to 
load your stomach with a lot of drugs that 
excite the kidneys and Irritate the entire 



urinary tract. Keep your kidneys clean 
like you keep your bowe's clean, by flush- 
ing them with a mild, h^i'-mless salts which 
removes the body's urinous v/aste and 
stimulates them to the!^- normal activity. 
The functions of the kidneys is to filter 
the blood. In 24 hours they strain from 
it 500 grains of p.cid and v/acjte, so we can 
readily understand the vital importance of 
keeping the kidneys act've. 

Drink lots of water — yuu can't drink too 
much; also get from any pliarmacict about 
four ounces of Jad Salts; take a table- 
spoonful in a glr.ss of water before break- 
fast each morning for a /ew days and your 
kidneys will act fine. This famous salts 
is made from the acid bf grapes and lem- 
on juice, combined with lithia, and has 
been used for generations to clean and 
stimulate clogged kidneys; also to neutral- 
ize the a'cids in urine so it no longer is a 
source of irritation, thus ending bladder 



Jad Salts is inexpensive; cannot injure: 
makes a delightful effervescent lithia-water 
drink which everyone should take now and 
then to keep their kidneys clean and ac- 
tive. Try this, also keep up the water 
drinking, and no doubt you will wonder 
what become of your kidney trouble -and 
backache. 



SOUR, ACID STOMACHS, 

GASES OR INDIGESTION 

lach "Rape's Diapepsin" digests 3000 
grains food, ending all stomach 
misery in five minutes. 



Time it! In five minutes all storii- 
ach distress will go. No indigestion, 
heartburn, sourness or belching of 
gas, acid, or eructations of undigested 
food, no dizziness, bloating, foul 
breath or headache. 

Pape's Diapepsin is noted for its 
speed in regulating upset stomachs. 
It is the surest, quickest stomach rem- 
edy in the whole world and besides it 
is harmless. Put an end to stomach 
trouble forever 1y getting a large 
fifty-cent case or Pape's Diapepsin 
from any drug store. You realize in 
five minutes how needless it is to suf- 
fer from indigestion, dyspepsia or any 
ctomach disorder, ^t's the quickest, 
surest md most harmless stomach 
doctor in the world. 



STOPS TOBACCO HABIT 
Elders' Sanitarium, located at 513 Main 
St., St. Joseph, Mo., has published a book 
showing the deadly effect of the tobacco 
habit, and how it can be atopped in thres 
to five days. 

As they are dlBtrlbutlns this book free, 
any one wanting a copy should send tne||r 
name and addresi at once. 



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MS 



TURN HAIR DARK 
WITH SAGE TEA 

If Mixed with Sulphur It Darkens So Nat- 
urally Nobody Can Tell. 

The old-time ^nixture cf Sage Tea and 
Sulphur for darkening gray, streaked and 
faded haid is grandmother's recipe, and 
folks are again using it to keep their hair 
a good, even color, wrich is quite sensi- 
ble, as w« are living in an age v/hen a 
youthful appearance is of thegreatect ad- 
vantage. 

Nowadays, though you don't have the 
troublesome task of gathering the sage 
and the mussy mixing st home. All drug 
stores sell the ready-to-use product, im- 
proved by the addition of other ingredients 
called "Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Com- 
pound" for about 50 cents a bottle. It is 
very popular because nobody cr.n discov- 
er it has been applied. Simply moisten 
your comb or a soft brush with it and 
draw this through your hair, taking one 
small stran at a time; by morning the 
gray hair disappears, but what delights 
the ladies with Wyeth's Sage and Gulphur 
darkening the hair after a fev/ applica- 
tions, it also produces that soft lustre and 
appaarance of abundance which is so at- 
tractive. This roady-to-use preparation is 
a delightful toilet requisite for thos? who 
desire a more youthful ar.pear..uce. It is 
not intended for the cure, mitigation or 
prevention of diease. 



NERVOUSNESS AND DISORDERS OF 
THE NERVOUS SYSTEM 

The energy tl'.at giv.s life to the body 
is known to be nerve foi-ce. It is this hid- 
den energy thit creates the differenc be- 
tween the living and the do:d body. it is 
the indefinable samething that t'le body is 
robbed of in death. 

Irregular distribution of the nerve-force 
is responsible for niary of the disorde'-s of 
the system. Consequently any remedy t^at 
hr,8 the power to sooths the i'ritatfcd 
nerves, thus regulating the supply of ner- 
vous energy of inestimable value. 

Dr. Miles' Nervine Is such a medicine. It 
not only soothe:? the irritated nervcr.. hut 
it induces a more regular aistribution of 
the nerve-force, and th-.t.-, aLjsists tho bod- 
ily organs in pertorm;ng their proper func- 
tions. Furthermor-i, it induces a natural 
sleep, which is nature's greatest tonic and 
i trengtheupv. 

Dr. Miles' Nervine is especially recom- 
mended in case? r,f Sick. Bilious and Ner- 
vous HearashT; Epile))sy; Fits; Irregular, 
Profuse and Paiiful Me-scs; Neuralgia; 
Sciatica; Sleeplessness; Melancholy; Back- 
ashe; Nervous Iiritation and Nervous Dys- 
pepsia. 



For more than 25 year Dr. Miles' Ner- 
vine has been largely used, and the suc- 
cess that it has met with on all sides Is 
the best proof cf its merit. 

If you think that Dr. Miles' Nervine is 
suited to your case, procure a bottle from 
your druggst, take it according to direc- 
tions which you will find wrapped around 
the bottle, and then if you are not benefit- 
ted return the empty bottle, one only, to 
your druggist and he will return your mon 
ey in full. The Miles Medical Ca. repays 
liim ihe full retail prive, so there is no 
reason why he should not return your 
mc nev promptly. 

MILES MEDCAL CO., Elkhart, Ir.d. 



GIVE "SYEUP OF FIGS" 

TO CONSTIPATED CHILD 

Delicious "Fruit Laxative" can't harm 
tender little Stomach, liver 
and bowels. 



Look at the tongue, mother! if 
coated, your little one's stomach, liver 
and bowels need cleansing at once. 
V. he:i peevish, cro'.;s, listless, doesn't 
sle( p, (at or act naturally, or is fever- 
ish, stomach sou:-, breath bad; has 
sore throat, uiarrh( a, full of cold, giv<i 
a teaspoonful of "California Syrup of 
Figs, " a:-.d ia a few hours all the foul, 
constipated waste, undigested food 
and sour bile gently moves out of its 
little bowels without griping, and you 
have a well, playful child again. Ask 
your drus^'ist for a 50-cent bottle of 
"California Syrup of Figs," which con- 
tains ful lirections for babies, chil- 
dren of fwi ages and for grown-uy.s. 



Llce-Proof MestsI 




He sent forth above, he took 
t»« dr«w nc eat of many waters. 



143 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



Renew Your 
Health 

AT NATURE'S 
FOUNTAIN. 

Without the Expence and 
"TLoss of Time Necessary 
for a Visit to the Spring 

THE CRISIS 

There comes a time in the life of practi- 
cally every man and woman when their di- 
gestive of el'.m:nativ9 organs, or both frJl 
to respond to drug prepared by human skill. 
In fact drugs seem to do them about as 
much har mas good for their systems rebel 
against all drugs. These are the cases which 
physicians call "stubborn" and "chronic" for 
the reason that they pers-st in spite of dnig 
treatment. I do not refer to incurable dis- 
eases such as cancer and consumption, but 
to that larger class of functional disorders 
which we meet every day, where the or- 
gahs of digestion and elimination are im- 
paired. 

For this class of cases our best physician.-? 
rnd our big city s)j'-cialists send their 
v/ealthy patients to the m:ne:'a! sprin-^s. 
where, in the grea^ nr^iority of cases they 
are permanently "G'^tcreil or decidedly bene- 
fited. But what ?ibo;:t t:.G pocr Tnanwlio ho.s 
n(,t the money or the I'usy man or woman 
who cannot spare the time t spend several 
weeks or possibly months at a health re- 
sort? Shall circumstances deny them the 
restf ration to health -v.Viich Nature has pro- 
vided? Hell'} my an^=wt!r in the coupon at 
tVe bottom of this pige 

I have t' e uta^oFt confidence in the Sh-,- 
var MinrVcil Rprir;; Waier for to it I owh 
my lle.^tora* ion to health and probably my 
lifir^ U 1 a.-? madT w feus of thousands of 
friends in r.!' part of America and even in 
foreign countries, whose faces T have never 
seen. Yet T count them rav friends for the 
Shivar Spring Water has bound them to me 
by lasting gratitude. 

I ask you to read their letters, a few sam- 
ples of which T publish below for your ben- 
efit, and if yon find among them any en- 
couragement as to you:- own health do not 
hesitate to accept my offer which has no 
limits or conditions except those shown on 
tbe coupon. If you copid read the letters 




that come to me daily, numbering about ten 
thousand a yaar, and t"ie vast majority of 
them similar to those printed below, you 
would not wonder that I make this offer dis- 
playing my absolute confidence in the rest- 
orative powers of Shivar Mineral Water. 
INDIGESTION. 

Savannah, Georgia. 
I was suffering with indigestion, stomach 
and liver disorders and all its train of hor- 
rifying phenomena for several months. I had 
lived on mill<, soft eggs, shredded wheat, a 
very insufficient diet for an active working 
man, and, of course, fiom disease ard star- 
vation, was in a very lov/ ctate of nervous vi- 
tality ai-'d general debiliLy. I crde-ed ten s-1- 
lons of youf mineral water, which I used 
ocntinuously, reordering when necessary 
2nd ii' four months gained twenty-nine 
V>ouiias, was strong and perfectly well, and 
have worked practically every day since. 
It acts as a general .•e'lovaior of the system. 
I p-ebcribe it in my pmctice, and it has in 
evsiy instance had the desired effects. It 
is essential to use this water in as large 
quai tities as possible, for its properties are 
so happily blended and n such proportion 
that tbey will not disturb the most delicate 
fcvstem. It is puriiy Nature's remedy. 

A. L R. AVANT, M. D. 

La Grai go, Ga,. Nov. 25, 1914. 
I feel it my duty to suffering humanity to 
make public announcement of the benefits I 
have derived from Shivar Spring Water. I 
have been a sufferer for the past twenty- 
five years from indigestion and dyspepsia. 
After one week's trial of Shivar Water I 
commenced to improve and after drinKing It 
for four weeks I gained fifteen pound. I 
feel better and stronger than I have in 
twenty-five years. I strongly recommend 
thla water to anyone with Gtomach trouble 



ZION'S LANDMAEK 



oi any character, and truly believe it will 
cure ulcer of the stomach. 1 am writing this 
voluntarily and trust it will fall in the 
hands of many wno are so unfortunate as 
to be afflicted with indigestion and nervous 
dyspepsia. C. V. TliUlTT, 

President Unity Cotton Mills. 



DYSPEPSIA. 

Baltimore, Md., April 30, 1914. 
For many years 1 suffered with stomach 
f.ouble as a direct result of asthma. 1 con- 
sulted the very best specialist in this coun- 
try, and spent quite a .large sum of money 
iu D'.y endeavor to get relief. However, I 
had about come to i.*ie conclusion tuat my 
case was nopeiess. but by accident 1 hap- 
pened to get hold of oa-; of your booklets, 
and ilecid' -i to try Sliivar Spring Water. 
Alter drjUKing the water for about three 
weeks 1 was putirely relieved, and since that 
time have sr^ifered but little inconvenience 
frcm my trouble. 1 ciieei-ff.hy recam- 
mend the usa of yo.:r v/ater any one 
that may be suffering .rom stom.^,ch trou- 
ble. 

OSCAR T. SMITH, 
VicePres. Young & Selden Co., Bank Sta- 
tioners. 

Buena Vista, Va., Oct. 2, 1914. 
It is a great pleasure to tell you that your 
water has been a great benefit, I may say 
a great blessing, to me. My wife says it 
has helped me more than anything else I 
ever tried. 1 have been, for thirty years, a 
sufferer from stomach trouble. 

REV. E. K. r.OWE. 
Co-President Soutbc rn Seminary. 
RHEUMATISM. 

Leeds, S. C. 
I have tested your Spring Water in sev- 
eral cases of rheumatism, chronic indiges- 
tion, kidney and bladder troubles, and find 
that it has acted nicely in each case, and I 
believe that if used continuously for a rea- 
sonable time will produce a permanent cure. 
It will purify the blood, relieve debility, 
stimulate the actio nof the liver, kidneys 
and bladder, aiding them in throwing off all' 
poisonous matter. 

C. A. CROSBY, M. D. 

Florence, S. C. 
I suffered with Indigestion and kidney 
trouble and a year ago was stricken with 
acute articular rheumatism; was helpless 
for months, and since using your Spring 
Water I am walking without any crutch and 
improving daily. Indigestion much relieved. 
I wish I could write Shlvar Spring Water in 
the sky so that the world could become ac- 
quainted with it. MRS. THEO. KUKER. 
BILIOUSNESS. 
Greenville, S. C, Feb. 26, 1914. 
For over two years, following a nervous 
breakdown, I have suffered with a liver bo 



torpid that ordinary remedies were abso- 
lutely powerless. Under such circumstances 
I came to Shivar Spring and began drink- 
ing tne water. Upon advice however, the 
first night 1 took a laxative; the second 
night a milder one. Since then 1 have 
taken none at all. The effect of the water 
has been remarkable — its action on my liver 
most marked, and my health and spirits 
greatly improved. 1 am satisfied that the 
laxative, followed by the water, waS' the 
proper treatment in my case. My condition 
is now perfect. S. A. UERIEUX. 

RENAL AND CYSTIC. 

Columbia, S. C. 

I suffered for eight years with', kidney 
trouble and inflammation of the bladder to 
the extentnhat 1 wouid have to get up dur- 
ing the night some five or six times. After 
using tihs water only a few days. 1 am 
entirely relieved and suffer no more effect 
of the trouble whatever. J. P. D 

High Point, N. C, Oct. G, 1»14. 

My wife had a bad. kidney troi-.ble foV sev- 
eral years. She has been usins the water 
only about three weeks and it lias alread..' 
made her a new woman. Her color is iuucb 
imiHovcd, hc;r appetite is all that She could 
wish Lui, her digestion seems to be perfect. 
W'e give Shivar Springs credit for it ail. 

, T. G. S. 

GALLSTONES. 

Greeiiville, S. C. 

Shivar Spring Water cured my mother of 
gall stones, or, I might say, it snatched her 
from the hospital door, as the doctors had 
said nothing short of an operation would do 
her any good. After drinking the water she 
was able to get out of bed, and is today stout 
and healthy. I hope these few lines will be 
of help to some one suffering as my mother 
did. W. J. STRaWN. 

Williamston, N. C, Oct. 3, 1914. 

My (loclor said 1 would have to be oper- 
ated on for gall-stones, but fcince I have 
been drinking your water I baveQ't had to 
have a doctor. W. H. EDWAELUS 

Fill Out Coupon and Mall It Today. 
SHIVAR SPRING 

Box 55T, Shelton, S. C. 

Gentlemen: I accept your 'offer and 

enclose herewith two dollars (?2.0Q) :for ten 
gallons of Sh.var Mineral Spring Water. 
I agree to give Jt a fair trial in accord- 
ance with the instructions which you 
will send, and if I derive nto benefit 
therefrom you agree to refund the price 
in full upon receipt of th'e two empty 
demijohns, which I agree* to return 
promptly. 

Name . . 

P. O 

Express office 

Please Write distinctly. 



2iON*B landm:ar& 



Herbs smoked in 

Pipe or Cigarette 

Relieve Catarrh. 



Write for a Free Trial Package. 




to the affected parts. 

This simple, practical i 
medicine where siirays, 



sages with the 'air 
you breathe, i 
antiseptic' h 
vapor of this 
edy is carried with 
the breath directly 

method applies the 



, ssibly go. Its elT'ect Is sooth- 
and healing, and is entirely harmless, 
gaining no tobacco or habit forming drugs. 



the beneficial, pleasant effect. 



claims by actual 
contains a pipe, soi 
smoking and also 
some of 




tj-ateil booklet. 



frequent colds, send : 
s at once by postal cara 
e package, and a copy of ( 




Hi SHE 
AND BACK 



How Mrs. Kelly Suffered and 
How She was Cured. 




Burlington, Wis. — 'I v/as very irreg- 
ular, and had pains i.i my side and back, 
ji but after taking 
Lydia E. Pinkham's 
e g e t a b 1 e Com- 
I pound Tablets and 
using two bottles of 
; Sanative Wash 
m fully convinced 
that I am entirely 
I cured of these trou- 
bles, and feel better 
over. I know 
your remedies have 
- done me worlds of 
good and I hope every suffering woman 
will give them a trial." — Mrs. Anna 
Kelly, 710 Chestnut Street, Burling- 
ton, Wis. 

The many convincing testimonials con- 
stantly published in the newspapers 
ought to be proof enough to women who 
suffer from those distressing ills pecu- 
liar to their sex that Lydia E. Pinkham's 
Vegetable Compound is the medicine 
they need. 

This good old root and herb remedy 
has proved unequalled for these dread- 
ful ills ; it contains what is needed to 
restore woman's health and strength. 

If there is any peculiarity in 
your case requiring .special ad- 
vice, write the Lydia K. Pink- 
ham Medicine Co. (confidential), 
Lynn, Mass., for free advice. 



I ADIESSIOOO REWARD! L't^ 

■■Successful-Monthly-'Compound. Safelj 



Praise ye the Lord, 0 Jeru.salpm 
raise thy (lod. O Zion. 



I ZlOffS LANDMARK 

FUBLISHSD SEMI-MONTHLY 
AT 

WILSON, NOBTH CAROLINA 

Primitive or Old School Baptist 

VOL L. WILSON, N. C, FEBRUARY 15, 11917 NO. 7 




P. D. QOU}, BiitOT, 
P. O. LBSTBR, Aam. B«tar, 




The Purpose of Zion,s Landmark 

"Ask for the old paths where is the good way." 

By the help of the Lord this paper will contend for the 
ancient landmark, guided by its stakes of Truth, and 
strengthened by its cords of love 

It hopes to reject all traditions and institutions of men, 
and regard only the Bible as the standard of truth. 

It urges the people to search the scriptures, and obey 
Jesus, the King in the Holy HiU of Zion, keeping them- 
selves unspotted from the world. 

It aims to contend for the mystery of the faith in God, 
the Father, Jesus, the Mediator, and the Holy Spirit, the 
blessed Comforter. 

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paper by noticing the date just after his name. 

All brethren and friends are requested to act as agents. 

All names and post offices should be written plainly. 

All lovers of gospel truth are invited to write for it — if 
so impressed. 

May grace, mercy and peace be multiplied to all lovers 
of truth. 

All communications, business letters, remittances of P. 0. 
Orders, money, drafts, etc., should be sent to 

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ZION'S LANDMARK 

DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE uF JESUS CmilST 



dContinued from last issue) 
l)reach to you you would go home dis- 
appointed, and you would not do that 
many times before you would not go 
again. Any excuse that you would 
not accept from your pastor he has no 
right to accept from you. 

He often feels that his voice is but a 
chattering voice to you. that it has be- 
come just an old sound of which you 
have become tired, and when you stay 
Mvay from your meetings he has some 
right to feci that way about it. 

Now. brethren, sisters, bestir your- 
■ i-lvos. Show to the brethren that you 
love them by meeting with them. 
Make sacrifices of your worldly busi- 
ness to clo that. If the nonperishablc 
things of the kingdom of God are not 
more precious to you than the things 
of this would which ])erish with the 
using, how dare you profess that you 
love these things? Show to your pas- 
tor that you love him and the word he 
preaches. Don't freeze him out by 
staying away from meeting. That is 
the meanest treatment you can give 
liim. If you do not want him anylong- 
or go to him in Christian love and tell 
him so and give him your reasons 
therefor. Your pastor has very heavy 
burdens under which he often groans 
both day and night. Do not add to 
them by freezing him out. 

Be careful to observe the words of 
our Lord, "Let your light shine be- 



ion; men that they may see your good 
works and glorify your Father which 
is in heaven." 

The Lord bless us all so to do. 

Your brother in gospel fellowship. 

L. H. HAEDY. 



Kent .Mountain, Va., Jan. 2, 1917. 
Mr. P. D. Gold, Editor, Wilson, N. C. 

Dear Brother, in hope of eternal 
Life: — I am inclosing you my check 
for $2.00 to renew my subscription for 
another year to your valuable paper, 
Ziou's Landmark. I enjoy reading it 
so uiucli and don't see how I can do 
without it. I have been taking it over 
twenty years I think, and I consider 
it the best paper 1' read, as I am al- 
most an invalid and don't go to the 
dear good moctings of the Baptists 
very much, and therefore don't get to 
hear much preaching. But the Land- 
mark is a regular visitor in our home 
unless it is delayel by the maU, and it 
is always a comfort to me as it is laden 
with so many good things from the 
dear saints of God, all claiming the 
same thing — the faith once delivered 
unto the Saints, giving God all power, 
honor and glory — salvation by grace 
and grace alone. No merit on our 
part or anything we can do, but His 
own free gift. He speaks and it is 
done, commands and it stands fast. All 
things move at his bidding; and it is 
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but of God that showeth mercy. What 
a merciful God is our God; 1 would 
love to praise him for all his gooduess, 
blessings and mercies toward me, a 
helpless smner, who am not worthy 
o± tne least o£ his greac blessings. 1 
want to thank him for preserving my 
life and allowing me to be able to be 
up and about. iSurely His goodness 
and meicy nave followed me aii the 
days of my life. 

iiro. Gold, 1 am a rheumatic and 
thinking about the Shivley Spring 
waier. I have tried so many remedies 
to no effect, also taken treatment at 
liot ;5pnugs. Ark., without relief. 

If you see course to print what little 
I have written please correct all mis- 
takes. I d.d not think 1 would write 
anything but a check when 1 took up 
my pen, as 1 don't feel able nor gified 
to write for the consideration of my 
sujjeiiors or more gifted brethren. 

Hoping you and dear Sister (Jold are 
enjoying good health, if it is the 
Lord's will. We will be glad if you 
can come our way this year that we 
may have the pleasure and privilege 
of hearing you preach some more. 
Your brother I hope. 

J. L. PERDUE. 



Elder P. D. Gold, Wilson, N. C. 

Dear Bro., I Hope: — When Elder 
Oaks and 1 were at the White Oak 
Association and stayed several nights 
with Elder Isaac Jones, I told him I 
expected' to talk s(/)me about him 
when I returned home, and he pro- 
posed that I do so through the Land- 
mark. So if you see proper you may 
insert what I may say. A eulogy 
from me about EMer Jones w^ill not 
amount to much, for he is well known 
around his own home and up here as 
well ,and T can say we were so well 
treated at his home w^e felt we loved 
him as one near akin to us. I know 



I never enioyed a trip in all my life 
more than at both. Associations, 
White Oak and Black Creek, and 
when we met with you, Bro. Gold, 
and so many preachers we had met 
before and some we never saw before, 
and they all spoke the same language, 
our hope of meeting them on high 
was greatly strengthened. Yes, the 
doctrine the Baptists preach down 
there and up here seems the same to 
me, eternal salvation through Jesus 
Christ, him crucified, risen and glori- 
fied, who ever liveth to make inter- 
cession for his people given him be- 
fore ihe foundation of the world. 
Now if I am mistaken in this I feel 
to be mistaken in all things that have 
ever been taught me from read'ng, 
preaching and all that I have ever 
seen or heard. I would love to meet 
with 511 the Baptists we met and 
stayed with on our trip but be assur- 
ed you are remembered by us often 
and I hope you will not forget us in 
your petitions at a throne of grace 
and visit us when you can. 

Well, it seems I can't leave you 
without saying something about the 
joys experienced after T got home. 
;Our youngest daughter had written 
her mother a letter and she gave me 
to hope and believe in this letter that 
she had received evidence that the 
Lord had shone in her heart to give 
the light of the knowledge of the glo- 
ry of God in the face of JesiT^ C^vi-t, 
and in a day of two a darkey met 
with us and trmblingly began tel'-ng 
us how he hoped the Lord was deal- 
ing with him, so much so, that I told 
him if he would go before the church 
of my membership I cou^'l heartily 
give him the right hand of fellowship. 
So there was joy in my heart to over- 
flowing and I cried to my satisfaction 
for the t-me being. But I seem down 
in tlie valley at this time, how long 
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Asking you again to remember me 
and mine 1 will close this poor scrib- 
bb. With love, I iiope to the house- 
hold of faith, a weak Brother, if one 
at all. 

J. L. WILLIAMS. 

Dry Fork, Va. 



Sunday, February 4th, 1917. 
Dear Brother Gold:— On account 
of extreme cold weather I am kept 
from my appointment at the old 
Black Rock church today, and it be- 
ing so unusual for me to be at home 
at eleven o'clock on Sunday somehow 
I feel strange and I am Avondering 
whether it is from force of habit or 
do I really love to meet and mintjle 
with the saints of God in the worship 
of his holy and b'essed nanio. I Hud 
myself at times so cold and indi 
ent to spiritual things that 1 wdiider 
whether or not I am realiy in love 
with them, and then again my m=nd 
is so absorbed in them that I feel 
surely the delightful things that were 
real and that T do love them still. If 
I do not love God's people and the 
worship of his name as wel' as I ever 
did I am not conscious of it. I do 
feel that it is good for the IjO'tVs 
children to meet together often and 
to spend the time in talking of his 
goodness to them, but we often when 
together spend too much time in talk- 
ing of trashy things. AVni!e we are 
;n the world we shall need to do more 
or less with the things of the world, 
yet we should ever remember that 
the earth and the fullness thereof be- 
longs to our God, and whatever of its 
good things we are favored to enjoy 
are his mercies to us. However we 
should not as sluggards give up and 
wait for things to come to us un- 
sought, but seek in an honest way for 
the things necessary for our cornfort 
and of those dependent on us. Since 
our Creator hath sa'd: "In the sweat 
of thy face tlu)U shalt eat bread, till 



thou return to dust, for oust thou art, 
and unto dust thou shalt return. But 
though this be the doom of mortals 
our God is an all ])owerful God. Noth- 
ing is too hard for him, and so accord- 
ing to his promise we confidently ex- 
pect the mortal to put on immortali- 
ty. When the same Jesus that has 
given us hope in this Ufe will come 
again the second time without sin un- 
to salvation and then the mortal that 
now hopes in Jesus shall put on im- 
mortality and realize the full blessed- 
ness for which he has hoped in this 
life. 

I am called on to attend the funeral 
this p. m. of an old friend ninety- 
tlirei' years of age. I think you re- 
iiK'iiiher him. Dr. Benjamin R. Ridge- 
ly of WarriMi, Baltimore county. ]\Id. 
I'l 1(111 such (iceasions 1' am reminded 
of the question of Job, 14:14, "If a 
man die shall he live again?" which 
question is fully answered by the 
Apostle in the 15th chapter of 1st 
Cor.: "It is sown a natural body, it is 
raised a spiritual body." etc. Seeing 
Jesus hath made sure to us such a 
complete and glorious salvation as 
this what manner of person ought .we 
to be in all holy conversation. When 
he gives me light on this most won- 
derful of all themes and liberty of 
speech, I do love to talk of it and im- 
press it upon the hearts of the dear 
children of God, and I have been 
blessed to have a companion who 
loves these precious things as I do. 
Bo^h my first and my present wife 
have been eompan'ons and helpers in 
my labors in the ministry. 

If you see fit to publ'sh this yon are 
at liberty to do so. Wife joins me in 
much love to Sister Gold, yourself 
and the household of faith. 

Your Brother in hope of the things 
of the Kingdom. 
Roland Park, Md. 

JOSHUA T. ROWE. 



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A TOUCHING INCIDENT OF THE 
-CONVERSION OP A YOUNG 
LADY. 
(•Selected.) 
About thirty-five years ago, before 
the late war, there lived a wealthy 
farmer some forty miles from Opeli- 
ka, Ala., and having the means at 
hand, he had given his children quite 
a liberal education, and lived to see 
several of them married and settled 
in comfortable homes of their own. 
And in addition to this, he had other 
and higher sources of joy in seeing 
the grace of God manifest in some of 
them, so that they became devot'^d 
members of the Primitive Baptist 
church, of which both himself and 
wife were members. 

But amidst all these lenjoyments 
end comforts, these devoted Chris- 
tian parents had, for a time, some 
things to regret and mourn over. 
They had one amiable and lovely sin- 
gle daughter — educated, intelligent 
refined in her conversation and man- 
ners, but like many others of her op- 
portunities and accomplishments, she 
had much vanity and pride, and 
thought the Primitive Baptist church 
rather a low stoop for her family. 
The little church where her father 
and mother were members, though lo- 
cated in a community ot considerable 
wealth, fashion and style, had a few 
poor members in it, and among them 
one aged sister whose best attire 
when she came to meeting was a 
plain homespun dress, spun, woven 
and made by her own hands. And be- 
besides her extreme worldly poverty, 
it was said that her husband treated 
her most cruelly. But to the honor 
of God's grace amidst all these trials 
and embarrassments, this poor, aged 
sister was blessed with a meek and 
quiet spirit, and had the loving con- 
fidence and fellowship of every mem- 
ber in the church, whether they were 
rich or poor in this world's goods. 



The time of church communion and 
feet Avashing came on, and when this 
lovely and amiable daughter saw that 
her precious mother selected this poor 
old sister as the one whose feet she 
desired to wash, it was more than she 
oould bear Avithout some expression 
of contem])t. Turning to some of her 
youthful associates, she said: "I am 
surp:^'sed and deeply mortified to 
think that my mother would wash the 
feet of that old thing." And having 
expressions of sympathy from her 
vain comrades, her iisual refinement, 
modesty and intelligence had for a 
time to give way for expressions of 
her indignant feelings of contempt. 

But how wonderful is the love of 
God in Christ ! It is from everlasting 
to everlasting, and it is written of 
Him who washed His disciples' feet 
that "Having loved his own he loved 
them to the end." — John xiii. And it 
is evident from subsequent events 
that this haughty, proud and vain 
young lady was loved of God with an 
everlafting love, and with loving 
kindness He drew her to Himself, and 
drew her away from these foolish 
vanities of the world. 

Some time after her attendance at 
this "feet washing meeting" she vis- 
ited some of her kindred in another 
part of the state, and was sick nigh 
unto death, so that she and all her 
kindred and friends, including the 
doctors, despaired of her life. Her 
father and mother were sent for, to 
whom she related, in feeble whispers, 
dreadful agonies of soul she was suf- 
fering under a feeling sense of the 
wrath of God upon her as a sinner. 
But there she lay week after week, 
growing more and more feeble, until 
she was a mere skeleton and could 
only be heard to speak as her father 
would put his ear close to her mouth. 
The doctor directed the utmost quiet 
to be observed, as the poor child was 
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days there was scarcely any symp- 
toms of life or breath in her. 

But the time had come m the pur- 
pose of God for a change, and to 
make known the riches of His grace 
upon a vessel of mercy whoii; He hfid 
afore prepared to receive sucl; grace 
in faith and love. Suddenly sl e 
aroused, a glow of heavenly light and 
love Avas seen upon her face, while 
•w-ith uplifted hands and clear and 
(Vistinct voice she proclaimed the 
praise of God. who had saved her 
.from her sins. Some friends, think- 
ing such demonstrations would cause 
immediate death, tried to get her to 
hold her peace, but so much the; more 
she rejoiced and praised God. 

Eventually her attending physician 
came in, and tolling her shi must be 
quiet, she Avas too feeble to talk, and 
that death wouVl certainly ensue if 
she did not fc.T^c to sj^^ak and exert 
herself in sudi ;> lunniHT. She looked 
calmly and st ■ i'! 'a- 1 1 \- upon thi^ tioc- 
tor for a moment, then reaching out 
her feeble hand and t.'k'na h->\(\ of 
his, she said, "0, doctor, liave j'on 
no confidence in God? Cannot the 
great and omnipotent God, who has 
saved such a sinner as x am, giye 
strength and enable me to tell of His 
wonderful work to the praise and glo- 
ry of His grace?" The doctor, her 
father, motlier and otlior fi-ieiuls 
around tho l)od \\iTe astoiii'-lud, an 1 
for a tinu' (juitc ovcn'onic Hut . xcnt- 
ually the ovrr.ioy.d fallH-r. s.-iMf the 
Lord had spok.'u pnvo to his de.n- 
child, crird out: ''Speak on. daugli- 
ter, as much as you please; it is not 
going to hurt you." She continued, 
with short intervals of rest, to speak 
the praises of God, and tell of the 
wonders of His grace to her, a )oor, 
helpless sinner, expressing a fervc'vt 
desire and pra i r that God would 
raise her frM,ii i'i:;f affliction so that 

she might ])<■ cai m il -c more to her 

father's home near the little church 



where he was a member, and that she 

might have the privilege of talking 
to the church and being baptized, 
and especially .she desired, if received 
into felloAvship among Primitive Bap- 
tists, that she could have the privilege 
of getting on her knees before that 
poor, old sister whose feet her mother 
had washed, and be pennitted to 
Avash her feet as Jesus Avashed the 
feet of His disciples and wiped them 
AA'ith the towel AvhereAvith He Avas 
girded. 

But the faith of this poor, suffering 
youth had to be tried. Her recovery 
Avas very sloAV, and at time 5 thought 
to be doubtful. She thought the time 
long, and the distance across the 
country by private conveyance, com- 
pared Avith her feeble condition, made 
it seem almost impossible for her to 
make the trip. 

Eventually her faith triumphed ov- 
er all seeming difficulties, and a suita- 
ble vehicle Avas prepared, so that she 
returned home with joy and thank- 
fulness to God, though much exhaust- 
ed. One church meeting after anoth- 
er came on, and she was still too fee- 
ble to attend, but still her f erven" de- 
sire to foUoAv Jesus in baptism contin- 
ued unabated. And having requested 
if she should ever be received by the 
church, that the write" of this arti- 
cle should baptize her, I' Ava." sent for. 
I never had the pastoral care of the 
church, though I had preached there 
tAvo or thro-, limes. \. time was set 
Avhen it was hoped she would be able 
to attend the church CDaference, some 
tAvo or thre miles from her home. 
Starting from my home by private 
conveyance. Quite early on Friday 
morning, I reached her father's hi-me 
late in the afternoon. She had lust- 
been riding about one mile, Avhich was 
the first time she had ventured out 
since her arrival home. She Avas re- 
joiced greatly on seeing me, and said 
she had fervently prayed that God 



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would enable me to come that now I 
had come she believed the Lora luul 
sent me. Her conversation was nwek, 
humble and heavenly, and in quite a 
comiiosed manner she related to mo 
the substance of what I have written 
of the dealings of the Lord with her. 
Her father and mother also told me 
many things which would be exceed- 
ingly interesting to maiy readers, but 
time and space forbid the mention of 
them now. 

Suffice it to say that af'-.er many 
trials, struggles and fervont prayers 
to God, this amiable young lady got 
to the church meeting,, and after 
preaching an opportunity was given 
by the church in conference for any 
who might desire membership to 
come forward and let the church hear 
them. By the asstistance of her moth- 
er and other sisters she was raised 
from the tempcary couch on which 
she had been lying during the hour 
of preaching, and walked to what is 
sometimes called the 'Moderator's 
seat," and was seated by the Modera- 
tor, relating in a clear, distinct man- 
ner, though with feeble voice, the 
dealings of the Lord with her, and 
was heartily received by the church 
a^5 a proper subject for baptism, 
which was to be attended to next 
morning. 

But when the morning for her bap- 
tism came, her mother had fears the 
dear daughter would not be able to 
leave her room. She had not rested 
well through the night, but she insist- 
ed that she be allowed to go to the 
water for baptism. Promptly by 10 
^ .M., slie was at the creek, a beauti- 
ful place for baptizing. After sing- 
ing and prayer, she was led into the 
water by the writer. On raising her 
out of the water she seemed to be en- 
tirely helpless, so much so that some 
thought the shock had been too great 
on her feeble, nervous system that it 
would never react But after wait- 



ing and holding her up for a moment 
or two, I saw tokens of life and joy of 
soul. (I almost literally carried her 
out of the water, as she was so feeble. 
And it is almost needless to say to the 
Christian readers with what joy the 
sisters and aged mother in Israel re- 
ceived this young sister in their arms 
at the water's edge, rejoicing and 
praising God for the wonders of His 
love. 

At the appointed hour for preach- 
ing this young sister was comfortably 
cared for in the house, and said she 
felt better than at any time since she 
had ben prostrated. She seemed to 
enjoy the services of the day exceed- 
ingly, and on next day (Monday) be- 
fore taking my leave of the family 
for my home I had quite a pleasant 
conversation with her concerning her 
faith in Christ Jesus. 

After our return hoiuc we would 
occasionally hear that this afflicted 
sister was graduallj^ and slowly im- 
proving in bodily health, and the 
fruits of the Spirit were abounding 
abundantly in every good word and 
work. 

But the faith, if strong in the Lord, 
must be tried by fire, that it may be 
found to the praise and glory of God. 
Trouble got into the church, parties 
were formed, one headed by the pas- 
tor and the other by the deacon. 
Again I and other preachers were 
sent for to aid in restoring peace and 
fellowship. We found a bad state of 
feeling existing among the members, 
and a bad spirit was at work, so that 
but few of them could really tell what 
they were fussing about. When we 
arrived there on Saturday the breth- 
ren were gathered in squads here and 
there out of the house, and some of 
them could hardly be prevailed on to 
go in the house at all. One aged bro- 
ther, a doubting Thomas, said to me 
"We are torn all to pieces here; this 
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er have." At length a few brethren 
and sisters engaged in singing, and 
after preaching services were over it 
was manifest by the countenances of 
the brethren that a better spirit was 
prevailing. The church conference 
was organized, the subject of diffi- 
culty was freely discussed in a mild 
and Christian-like spirit. He was on 
intelligent man and good orother, but 
naturally "high-strung" — stern and 
decided in his convictions, whether 
right or wrong — and when he took a 
position never yielded until fully con- 
vinced of his error. 

This deacon had been a useful and 
beloved member in the church, and 
was a brother-in-law of our young 
sister. I and other visiting brethren 
went home with him that afternoon, 
and for two hours or more we labored 
to show him his wrong and save him 
to the church , but he remained stern 
Jand obstinate. This precious young 
sister, with silent attention, had lis- 
tened to all that had been said till her 
whole soul was absorbed in the fer- 
vent desire for gospel peace and fel- 
lowship to be continued in the 
church, and seeing that her brother- 
in-law, whom she loved as a Chris- 
tian, was wrong and stubborn, she 
could no lonegr conceal her emotion 
or remain silent. Suddenly she 
sprung from her seat and dropped on 
her knees before the unyielding dea- 
con, and seizing hold of his hand, she 
gave vent to that fervent desire with- 
in her, wiiich could no longer, be con- 
cealed, by exclaiming: "Oh, brother 
"William, you are too stubborn. Can't 
you be more like Christ, Who has 
died for your sins and my sins, and as 
God, for Christ's sake, has forgiven 
us, can you not forgive your brother 
for whom Christ suffered and died on 
the cross?" And a more pointed, 
forcible and touching prayer I never 
heard than she ^en and there poured 
forth for her brother and the church. 



All except the stubborn deacon were 
in silent tears. 

Aiter this affecting scene had pass- 
ed off there was but litiic more con- 
versation on any subject, ihe com- 
pany dispersed, and soon we retired 
to rest during the night. I felt a de- 
gree of conhdence that the angel of 
peace and love had spread her heav- 
enly wings over the little church. Ear- 
ly the next morning 1 saw the deacon 
making for the silent grove near by, 
and when he returned to his room 1 
saw that he had been weeping, and his 
countenance m^ifested great agony 
of soul. Nothing more was said con- 
cerning the church trouble, and very 
soon all of us were off to the meeting. 

When the hour for preaching came 
a large congregation of people were 
iu attendance, and the preaching 
seemed to be with great power, and 
we felt that the power of the Lord 
was present to heal. At the close of 
the preaching services a hynm was 
sung for dismission, and just as we 
were about to dismiss the beloved 
brother deacon arose from his seat 
waving his hand, and in sobs and 
tears eventually said, in broken ac- 
cents : ' ' Hold on, Brother Mitchell — 
don't dismiss yet — I must speak a 
little, and tell the church and breth- 
ren here that 1 have been the whole 
trouble in this church. 1 ask them to 
forgive me if they can, though I am 
not worthy of their contidence. I 
have sinned and have been stubborn- 
ly wrong, but could not see it. But 
last night the solemn admonition and 
prayer of the dear young sister yes- 
terday took such hold upon me that 1 
could not sleep, and in fervent prayer 
in the silent grove this morning I felt 
that the Lord had showed mercy to 
me, and I have felt during the preach- 
ing today that! would die if I did not 
confess my wrongs to God and to my 
brethren and sisters, who have borne 



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so long and pacitatly with me. I trust 
that God, for Christ's sake, has for- 
given me, and ask forgiveness of the 
members of sister churches." This lit- 
tle talk settled the trouble and the 
Phristian reader may weii imagine 
the effect upon those who heard it. 

And now. Brother Repass, and read- 
ers of the Messenger, suffer me to say 
that the love and mercy has been 
written a little at a time under cir- 
circumstances very unfavorable as it 
seems to the writer, but from some 
cause, I have been strangely impress- 
de in mind, for many days to write a 
brief sketch of the abounding grace 
of (rod as manifested to that dear 
young sister. There are a few yet liv- 
ing who were eye and ear witnesses 
of the main substance of what I have 
written, but some have "fallen 
asleep." 

I regret that this article is so leng- 
thy, but hope the blessings of the 
Lord may rest upon all readers who 
love and serve our Lord Jesus. 

W. M. MlTCHEl.L. 
Gosped Messenger, 1891. 



Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother: — It seems to me to 
be. • imperative that 1 must write 
again. I who feel to be I hope indeed 
and in truth, the most insignificant 
creature of God's creation. I feel 
ashamed of myself many, many times 
and indeed all the time when I see 
myself — a mean, helpless sinner — bat 
I am to write about God's mercy to 
me, and to leave myself behind if pos- 
sible, though not out ot sight, for 
there must be a mocking Ishmaelite 
present at all times, either in or out 
to mar our peace here below, but I've 
ben blessed of the Lord much of late, 
r attended our, the Skewasky Union 
at Spring Green, such a good meeting 
and good preaching. The Lord ras 
in the midst T believe. This was in 



October. I left home Thursday even- 
ing before, thinking sure to be back 
home in a week, but went on, attend- 
ed the quarterly meetings at Robin- 
souville, Skewarky, Bear-Grass and 
Hmithwicks Creek and visiting our 
kindred in Christ between these 
meetings at Smithwicks Creek. I felt 
the presence of the Lord a great 
many times I believe while going on, 
also great infirmity of the flesh, which 
kept me in continual prayer. On ar- 
riving at home found all well and 
glad to see me. Wednesday, the day 
before Thanksgiving Day, I was sit- 
ting busy at work and my thoughts, 
well I can't tell them my thoughts, 
God's mercy to me and thinking of 
the morrow and our two boys, all the 
sons we have, Benjamin and Kenneth, 
both far away on the seas, they hav- 
ing been one on the eastern and the 
other on the eastern coast of South 
America, hadn't /lieard from one in 
7 or 8 weeks, the other in a longer 
time than that, I was wondering to 
myself how I would feel on Thanks- 
giving day, iinrler such ci- <,amstances 
when suddenly a neighbor j:irl ran Jn 
and said, "Mrs. Whitlev, yon are 
wanted at our phone, and who do you 
suppose has called for you?" I said, 
"Of course I don't know." She said, 
"Benj. and he is in Norfolk." I ran, 
and there was the voice of my son, 
125 miles away, and he talked joyful- 
ly. He said: "Mama, I am well, and 
here is Kenneth standing beside me, 
and he is looking fine, and now we 
want you to come right on over here 
to be with us, as we only have a few 
days." I said, w'ell. I left home 
that night on the 2:20 train, arrived 
at Norfolk at 8 o'clock on Thanks- 
giving day. Oh, what a day of 
Thanksgiving God had arranged for 
me. I don't know how to express 
what I felt, but 1' think when John, 
the Revelator, wrote^, "There was si- 



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leuce ill heaven for the space of lialf 
aix hour," it must have meant the 
fjlory was too gi*eat for words. I 
know that God's word is true and 
llis promises are sure. God had prom- 
ised me that he would take care of 
my sons, and He did. Oh, praise the 
Lord all ye nations, praise Him all 
ye people, for his merciful kindness 
is great unto us, and the truth of the 
Lord endureth forever. Praise ye the 
Lord. Psalms 117. 

Affectionately, 
BETIE Z. WHITLEY. 
tJOl East Main St., Washington, N. C. 



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"R«moTe not 


the ancient iandmjirk 


which thy 


fathers have gft." 


P D. GOLD 


Witaon, N. C. 


P O LESTER 


^oyd, Va. 



VOL. L. NO. 6 



Kntered at the pc5toffic« at Wilson a« 
secop.d clasR ruAtter. 



WILSON, N. C, FEBRUARY 15, 1917 



EDITORIAL. 

GIDEON— SIGNS 

This man is one who felt himself 
to be of a poor family in Manasseh, 
and he the least in his father's house. 
He lived in time of great impoverish- 
ment in Israel, on account of the op- 
pression of the Midianites. 

The angel of the Lora appeared to 
him and said: "The- Lord is with 
thee, thou mighty man of valor. 
Judges 6 :12. The answer of Gideon is 
"'Oh, my Lord, if th» Lord be with us, 



why then is all this befallen us? and 
Avhere be all his miracles wh|ich our 
fathers told us of, saying: Did not 
the Lord bring us up from Egypt, but 
now the Lord hath forsaken us, and 
delivered us into the hands of the 
Midianites." Judges 6-13. In the 
great oppression then weighing him 
down he did not see how he could de- 
liver Israel. The Lord said unto him: 
"Surely V will be with thee, and thou 
shall smite the Midianites as one 
man." Then Gideon said unto him, 
"If HOW I have found grace in thy 
sight, then show me a sign that thou 
talkest with me." He brougnt an 
offering and laid it upon a rock. The 
angel touched it with the end of his 
staff. Then fire rose out of rock and 
the angel of the Lord departed. Then 
the humble man said, Alas O, Lord 
God, because I have seen the Lord 
face to face. The Lord said unto 
him, "Peace be unto thee; fear not; 
thou shalt not die." The feeling of 
Gideon was he should die, for he had 
seen the Lord. No man can see the 
face of the Lord and live. But the 
Lord is very pitiful to them that fear 
liiin; for the fear of the Lord is the 
Ix'oiiiiiing of wisdom. But wisdom 
does not see how the Lord would even 
condescend to OAvn or notice him. He 
desires to be assured that it is the 
Lord that speaks to him. 

He builds an altar to the Lord, 
and worships. The Lord commands 
him to throw down the altar to Baal 
his father had built, ana cut down 
the timber of the grove, and make an 
offering unto the Lord with the wood 
of the grove. This was done at night. 
When the men of the city arose early 
and found the altar of Baal cast down 
and were told that Gideon did this; 
then the men of the city told Joash 
to bring out his son Gideon that he 
may die. Joash said unto all that 
stood against him, will ye plead for 



BttalV Will ye save him? He that will 
plead for him let him be put to death. 

The Lord delivers Gideon. 

The spirit of the Lord comes on 
Gideon, and he blew a trumpet, and 
has fo]lov^^ers. He sends messengers 
throughout Manasseh. Gideon desires 
a sign. He said unto God: "If thou 
wilt save Israel by my hand, as thou 
hast said, behold I will put a fleece of 
wool in the floor; and if the dew be 
on the fleece only, and it be dry on 
the earth besides, then shall I know 
that thou vnlt save Israel by mine 
liand as thou hast said." Early on 
the morrow he rose and wringed a 
bowl full of water. Was not that 
sign enough? No, he desired it re- 
versed, and said, "Let me prove, I 
pray. Let it be diy only on the 
fleece, and upon the ground let there 
be dew." And God did so that night, 
and there was dew upon ail the 
ground. 

Can man name signs enough to give 
him faith V If the Lord gives the sign 
it will be sufficient. Therefore the 
Lord himself shall give you a sign: 
"Behold a virgin shall bear a son, and 
shall call his name Immanuel." Isa. 
7 -.M. This being interpreted is, God 
with us — Matt. 1 :23. Every one to 
whom this glorious truth is given — 
even every one that believes this is 
saved; for his name shall be called 
Jesus, for he shall have his people 
from their sins. 

Gideon shows his dependence on 
tlie Lord God, and feels his insuffi- 
ciency. How incomprehensible and 
glorious is the Lord, how fearful his 
worship. How insufficient is man. If 
any man thinks he knows any thing 
of himself he knows nothing as he 
ought to know. 

A large number gathers to follow 
Gideon. The Lord says there are too 
many for me to give the Midianites 
into their hands, lest Israel vaunt 



themselves ag-aixist me, saymg mine 
hand hath saved me. Would thai 
have been the truth? No. It would 
not have been truth. It would not 
have been to the glory of God, nor 
for Isiad's good. 

The Lord said, proclaim in the ears 
uf the people saying,- whosoever is 
fearful and afraid, let him depart 
early from the Mount Gilead. 

There returned of the people tweu- 
two thousand; and there -emained ten 
thousand. And the Lord said unto 
liideoii : "The people are yet too 
many; bring them down to the wa- 
ter and 1 will try them for thee there. 
The result must be that only such as 
ilie Lord says must go with Gideon. 

Bo he brought dovm the people un- 
1o the water and the Lord said unto 
Gideon, Every one that lappeth the 
^\'ater with his tongue, as a dog lap- 
peth water shalt thou set by himself; 
likeAvise every one that boweth down 
upon his knees to drink. And the 
numbei' of them that lapped, putting 
their hands to their mouth, 
were three hundred men; but 
all the rest of the people bowed down 
upon, their knees to drink water. And 
the Lord said unto Gideon, "By the 
three hundred men that lapped will 1 
save you, and deliver the Midianites 
into thine hand ; and let all the other 
people go every man unto his place. 
.!u(lg(!s 7:4-7. 'And it came to pass 
I lie same night that the Liord said un- 
to Gideon, Arise, get thee down to the 
host (the host of the Midianites en- 
camped near by), for I have deliver- 
ed it into thine hand. But if thou 
fear to go down, go thou with Phurah 
the servant down to the host. Now 
the Lord will give Gideon a sign. He 
shall hear one Midianite telling an- 
other Midianite a dream he has had, 
and the other Midianite interprets 
his dream, telling him this is nothing 



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else save the sword of the Lord and 

of Gideon. When Gideon heard this 
he said, rise up for the uord hath 
delivered the Midianites into your 
hand. 

The Lord strengthened this poor 
man into such faith that all carnal 
fear was gone, all doubt was gone, 
the strength and power of the Lord 
so possessed and controlled him that 
the victory was already his. It was 
all the power and glory of the Lord. 
It is marvelous. There can be no 
failure where it is the Lord's work, 

Gideon takes the three hundred 
men that lap water like a dog. They 
did take water in their hands and 
put it up to their mouth and did see 
the water and knew what they were 
drinking. Their hands must be clean. 
Did you ever kneel down and drink 
out of a stream? You cannot see so 
well what you are drinking. You 
soon get enough. But a dog laps at 
every stream he crosses. He gets a 
little here and a little there. He is 
instructed in all things. The spirit 
of the preacher of the gospel is in- 
structing him in all things. He must 
have c]ean hands. "What he preaches 
is what he has handled and tasted of 
the word of God. He does not seem 
to himself to have much. He is vile in 
his own eyes, and in the eyes of the 
A\ orld like a dog. 

Gideon takes three hundred empty 
pitchers with a trumpet in every 
man's hand. They were to look on 
and do as Gideon did. They were to 
break the pitchers, holding the 
lamps in their left hand, and the 
trumpets in their right hand, and to 
shout the , the sword of the Lord and 
of Gideon. They were to do as Gid- 
eon did. Suddenly the light flashes 
From the broken pitchers, the trum- 
pet sounded, tJie enemy is turned ev- 
flry man against his fellow, and the 
M'idlanites melt away into death. 



This is a type, it seems to me, of 

preaching. "Whom the Lord calls to 
the strange labor of the gospel min- 
istry each one he calls is under a pe- 
culiar power. He does not qualify 
himself . He does not receive it of 
man, nor by man, nor through man, 
but of God. He does not preach 
himself, nor what man does. He 
preaches ^that which is purposed of 
God. He shouts the sword of the 
Lord and of Gideon. It is uue swora, 
tiod's sword in the revelation of Je- 
sus Christ crucified, risen and glori- 
fledi This slays all the enemies of 
the Lord. It crucifies the flesh and 
exalts the Lord. 

Feed the flock of God which he 
luith purchased with his own blood, 
lie gave himself for us. He is the 
bread of life. He gave his flesh to 
eat. He is the water of life. He is 
the light of the world. The shout of 
victory is sounded in the year of ju- 
bilee. The freedom of deliverance 
from sin and death comes through the 
Lord Jesus. His preachers preach 
one and the same thing in Christ Je- 
sus. P. D. G. 



THEY THAT HANDLE THE PEN 
OF THE WRITER. 

What is it that Israel hath not ex- 
celled in? 

Deborah and Barak figure among 
the singers. Deborah was a mother 
in Israel, and proved her interest in 
the good behavior of those worthy, 
and sharply reproved such as loved 
not the honor of Israel. Nor could 
one be a true mother that did not 
seek the glory of God, nor the int€^g- 
rity of her children. 

Valor is a high tone of conduct 
\vrought in people possessing it, and 
displayed in their appropriation of 
truth, and their proscription of what 
is unsojHod and ixnsavory. 

Her companion was Barak who 



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felt such need of her presence and 
sound judgment that though called 
by her to take the field against Ja- 
bin King of Canaan, she being a pro- 
phetess and judging Israel, he could 
not go without her. 

The Lord calls whom he will, in- 
spiring them with strength for the 
battle. '.She calls Barak to fight 
against Sisera, the commander of 
King Jabin's army, it is good to no- 
tice how the Lord orders the matter 
and puts it in the minds of his ser- 
vants to act for victory over the ene- 
mies of Israel. 

Barak says she- must also go. She 
tells him siu'i ly she Avill go, but that 
the journey that he takes will not be 
for his honor ii! a woman accompa- 
nies him. He was not working for 
honor. 

The Lord delivers the enemy into 
their hand. But some of the tribes 
did not respond to the call to arms. 
Those who love the Lord and seek 
the honor of Israel will fight in the 
battle. But were there cowards in 
Israel? Were there fault-finders, »nd 
such as deserted, or were hindrances 
to the cause? Yes, that has always 
been so. There are church members 
that seek their own pleasure under . 
cover of great soundness. Things 
must suit them or they draw back. It 
is not the right time or manner of 
going. The signs are not right in the 
moon. Or there is a lion in the way. 
It is too cold, or they do not feel like 
going. They have not been consult- 
ed. 

When Deborah and Barak cele- 
brate the victory mention is made of 
such as were valient in the battle, 
and the cowardly are not spared, but 
their heartless conduct is mentioned. 
Those who came up to the help of the 
Lord against the mighty are honor- 
ably mentioned. Those that had 
great heart-throbs of cowardice do 



not escape. They are served right. 
"Praise ye the Lord for the avenging 
of Israel, when the people willingly 
offered themselves," Judges 5:2. 
iThese two valient servants of the 
Lord praised the Lord for the cour- 
age of Israel. If Israel behaves pru- 
dently thanks are given to the Lord 
for this; if some come not out to the 
battle they themselves are reproved, 
blamed. Lord, when thou wejitest 
out of Seir, when thou marchedst out 
of the field of Edom, the earth trem- 
bled, and the heavens dropped, the 
clouds also dropped water. The 
mountains melted from before the 
Lord, even that Sinai from before the 
Lord God of Israel," Judges 5:3-6. 

Why is it that declensions follow? 
Love ceased in Israel until that I, De- 
borah, arose, that I arose a mother in 
Israel, "Judges 5:7. Her heart was to- 
wards the governors of Israel that of- 
fered themselves willingly among the 
people. Bless ye the Lord. She makes 
honorable mention of the brave and 
faithful. 

But for the divisions of Reuben 
there were great thoughts of heart. 
What is the matter with Reuben? 
Great divisions in him. The church 
cannot abide in the strength of the 
Lord where there are divisions. Strive 
together for the unity of the Spirit 
in the bond of peace. Why do you 
abide among the sheepfolds to hear 
the bleatings of the flocks? See Judg- 
es 5th chapter and 36th verse. Wliat 
about Gilead who abode beyond Jor- 
dan? Why did Dan remain in ships, 
and Asher continued on the seashore? 

Always there have been in Israel 
Avonderful characters. How much 
have the nations of earth been indebt- 
ed under God to Israel for prophet, 
priest and king, for song, for the pen 
of the ready writer, for Chronicles ; 
yet how despised is the Jew I 

"Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of 



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the Lord, eui-se ye bitterly the inhab- 
itants ; because they came not* to the 
help of the Lord against the mighty," 
Judges 5:23. It does not mean that 
they were to come to help the Lord 
against the mighty. It is not the 
Lord that needs the help. Israel was 
in need of help. The Lord is always 
the helper. Israel is the character in 
need. The trouble is that Israel is 
not always humble and sensible of 
her need. When pride or love of 
what is sinful controls Israel she be- 
comes careless and knows not the 
day of her visitation. When we are 
considerate, as it becomes us to be, we 
know that vain is the help of man. 
and that the Lord is a pn^sent helj) 
in time of need. 

When we consider the helplessness 
of man, and give glory to God then 
we worship God. and in the day of 
trouble we call on him. But why is 
it that when God has shown man his 
vanity and guiltiness, and has shown 
him that God only can save him, yet 
man thus ssho\\-n wil! turn away I'rDiii 
the Lord; and 1iini to dumb idols 
that can neither see nor hear, and arp 
no gods at all? W^e see in Israel that 
proneness to forget God and turn to 
idols. It is an evil heart of unbelief 
Sn departing from the living God. 
This is the dreadful snai-e of Israel, 
the great cause of tlie snfferin<;- of 
the people of (lixl. This people are 
eursed for forsaking- the fountain of 
waters and i rusting to broken cis- 
terns that can hold no water. 

"Ourse ye Meroz, said the angel of 
the Lord, curse ye bitterly the inhab 
itiJDts thereof; because tjiey <• luu 
not to the help of the Lord against 
the mighty, .lndt:l"^ ■> :2'-l. Thei'e \v;i^ 
an impoi-t;int l);itth'. The piMijih' of 
this plar,. e;il,ir lln' t,, th,. h^.tt^V 

Therefore they ^\.■l•e .Mirsed 

The people of (io,l are to put on 
the whole aruH)r ol' <io(l. They tight 
atfttinst ]>riuci])alilies and powers, 



and spiritual wickedness in high 
places. They are to watch as 

well as pray, to be vigilant, fight the 
good fight of faith. They have an 
f^dversary as a roaring lion seeking 
whom he may devour. We are not 
ignorant of his devices. We are to 
endure unto the end. We are not to 
be weary in well doing, for in due 
season we shall reap if we faint not. 
We are cautioned not to be deceived, 
(^od is not mocked, for whatsoever a 
man sows that shall he also reap. 

Those \\atehful and being girded 
for tlie batt'e enduring are blest. 

Those born of incorruptible seed 
by the word of God know that aU 
power is of the Lord. Therefore they 
rail on the name of the Lord, and 
they are commended for their faith- 
fulness. P. D. G. 



Witt, Va. 

Dear Brother Gold: — Herewith I 
send you check for Landmark sub- 
serijition. Please pardon me for not 
M iidJng it sooner. 1 have been a sub- 
srrdxd for 4 or 5 years, and if it is 
the Lord's will I hope you will be the 
Editor many more years. Somehow 
i ( ininot feci satisfied without telling 
yon some of my felings. 

When I ^^ as about fifteen years old 
I felt very lonely one JSunday even- 
ing that 1 had company. As soon as 
they were gone T went upstairs and 
fell down on the bed. Christ came 
through the room over me shining 
and glittering, and a seat was under 
his right hand for me. That has been 
alxHit ;12 years ago, and it is as bright 
as it was then. In about six 
, rars 1 became so dissatisfied, and 
\vauted to be baptized, so I joined the 
Missionaries, and thought I would 
he satisfied, but I became moce dis- 
satisfied, and remained in the church 
about 20 .\ears, then I went t,n the 
old Mt. Arrai-al Primitive Baptist 
church the 4th Sunday in Aag»ai 



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1912. 

I was not expecting to join, but 
Aveut u]i and was received and bap- 
tized by Elder Walton the next 4th 
Sunday. 

1 thoupht of writing some of my 
dreams, but I am afraid of worrying 
the dear saints of the Lord. 

Your unworthy sister in hope, 

" BETTl-E AV. DAVJS. 

Brother Gold, please give your 
views on the ten virgins. 

Remarks: — "Then shall the king- 
dom of heaven be likened unto ten 
virgins, which took their lamps, and 
went forth to meet the bridegroom. 
And H\c of tliem were wise, and five 
w(Mv i'oulish." &c, Matt. 25:1-46. 
Read tlic fiitire chapter. 

THEN shall the kingdom of heaven 
be likened unto ten virgins; five were 
wise and five were foolish. Again the 
kingdom of heaven is as a man trav- 
o'ling into a far country, who called 
his own servants unto him and de- 
li vcied unto them his goods; again 
•When the Son of Man shall come in 
His glory, and all the holy angels 
Willi him. And before him shall all 
nations be gathered; and he shall 
separate them one from another, as 
a shepherd divideth his sheep from 
the goats, and he shall set the sheep 
on his right hand, but the goats on 
111.' left." 

In the 24th chapter Jesus was de- 
^.. l ibLng the destruction of Jerusalem 
nnd the end of the world. But cau- 
tioned his people to watch as well as 
pray, for no man knew when that 
tijne should be, for it should come as 
a thief. 

Then in the 25tb chapter he tells 
of the ton virgins. While the bride- 
groom tarried they all slumbered and 
slept. At midnight a. cry was utter- 
ed, "Behold the bridegroom com- 
«th." Then all those virgins rose and 
j-Timmed their lamps. Five Avere Avise 
and took oil with their vessels in 



their lamps, but the foolish took no 

oil. The wise went in while the door 
Avas open to the marriage, and the 
door Avas shut. Afterward came also 
tie other virgins saying, Lord 
Lord, open unto us. But he answer- 
ed and said, I know you not. They 
could not enter therein. 

Also the kingdom of heaven is as a 
man travelling into a far country, and 
called his own servants, and deliver- 
ed talents unto them, and straight- 
Avay took his journey. After a long 
time he cometh and called his ser- 
vants unto him. Those that put their 
talents to exchangers are cummend- 
ed. But one was a slothful, wicked 
servant, who hid his Lord's money. 
He is east into outer darkness where 
there is weeping and gnashinng of 
teeth. That which he had or seemed 
to have is taken from him. Was he 
a Christian ? The last Ave hear of him 
he was cast into outer darkness 
AA'here there is weeping and gnashing 
of teeth. The foolish virgins were 
not OAvned by the Lord. But one says, 
were they not virgins. They were 
foolish, not wise unto salvation. They 
had no oil or grace in hearts. Though 
they had a profession of religion. 

When the Son of Man shall come in 
his glory, and all the holy angels 
with him, before him shall be gether- 
ed all nations, and he shall separate 
them as a shepherd divideth the 
sheep from the goats, and he shall 
put the sheep on his right hand and 
the goats on his left hand. 

They grow together as the wheat 
and tares until the harvest, when the 
Lord separates them. The sheep are 
received into heaven. The founda- 
tion of God standeth sure having 
this seal the Lord knoweth them that 
are his, and let every one that nam- 
eth the name of Christ depart from in 
iquity Watdh as well as pray 

The tendency of maoi— his natuje ir 
— to corrujyt his way, wai "w»o«*e and 



Woi-se. Lu the last daya perilous 
times shall come. 

While some shall be iound faithful 
unto death, yet sad to think, some 
shall depart from the faith giving 
heed to seducing spirits and doctrines 
of devils. P. D. fi. 



Dear Brother Gold: — I write you 
in part to inform you of my condi- 
tion. On the morning of October 16, 
1 fell and dislocated my hip and I 
have no hope of ever walking again, 
i sit on a wheel chair a good deal of 
my time. I have suffered a great 
deal and am yet very weak. 1 try to 
bear it as patiently as I can and in 
the language of Job "though He slay 
me yet will 1 trust him." My hope 
beyond death is unshaken and some- 
times 1 greatly desire to die, hoping 
to be freed from sorrow and suffer- 
ing. 

Dear brother, you have been a won- 
derfully blessed man both mentally 
and physically. Your writings and 
teachings have been very able and of 
great comfort to many weary pil- 
grims. 

1 have been reading your paper, 
with a very little exception, ever 
since 1875. 

I hope you and your family are in 
good health and I would like to hear 
from you any time. 

Elder B. F. Stultz is very low with 
a cancer on his face and Elder Asa 
D. Short is paralyzed so that he can- 
not feed himself. The old Soldiers of 
the Cross are fast falling away. 

A good many young preachers 
have started out one at Roanoke in 
jhis seventeenth year, 
j There have been about twelve .o 
ipoin Roanoke church recently and 
Ipfteen or twenty at River View. As 
par as I know the Baptists in this 
Lountry are at peace. 



1 will now close, prayuig the bless- 
ing of God on you and yours. 

PETER CORN. 

Ferrum, Va. 



ERRATA. 
Dear Brother Gold: — In my arti- 
cle in Zion's Landmark for Decem- 
ber, 15, 1916, written at the request 
of Brother J. M. Liles, of Wiusboro, 
Texas, I notice several serious mis- 
takes which I hope you will correct 
in the next issue of the Landmark. 



SECRET SOCIETIES. 

A writer signing his name A Poor 
Sinner, desires to know if it is wrong 
for a Primitive Baptist to belong to a 
secret society. There are somre rea- 
sons we think why a Primitive Bap- 
tist shoidd not belong to a secret so- 
ciety. One is "Let your light so 
shine before, men that they may see 
your good works, and glorify your 
Father which is in heaven." True 
light comes from heaven or aoove. 
Every good gift and every perfect 
gUft comes down from above, 
from the Father of lights. 
Christ said men do not light a candle 
and set it under a bushel, but on a 
candlestick, that all who are in the 
house may see it. 

Christ said, I have done nothing m 
secret. He taught openly and public- 
ly. He commands his people to be 
se|)ai-ate from the world. 

That which is done in secret .shall 
be told on the housetoi)s. Even when 
the seeker prays, and enters into his 
closet to pray, the answer shall be 
manifested openly. This thing of the 
resurrection of the dead, and the 
manifestation of the Lord's mercy is 
coming to the light, that such won- 
derful tliiiigs are not done in a cor- 
iifr, but so ojieidy and in the light 
that it must be shown as not of this 
world. Be ye transformed from this 



m 



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world. 

Be \e separate from the world. Be 
not conformed to this world, but be 
ye transformed from this world, be 
.se]:)arate from the world, seek those 
thinks which are above the world. 
Set your affections on things above 
the world, not on things on earth. 

Why should a man that is called of 
riod out of the world desire to be 
joined to a secret worldly society? 
Why should he want to be hidden? 
Come to the light that it may be seen 
that your deeds are wrought in God. 

If you feel vile and sinful why not 
desire that you may show forth the 
praises of Him who has taught you 
the power and glory of that doctrine 
that is from heaven. That which is 
of the earth is earthy; but that which 
is from above from heave i ;s high- 
er than the earth, is above the world, 
is open to all, is fair as the moon, 
clear as the sun, cannot be hid or 
done in seret ; but is done openly and 
cannot be hid- P. D. G. 



"And Jeptha uttered all his wo''d.5 
before the Lord in Mizpeh," Judges 
11 

A very remarkable man was Jep- 
tha in his day. His brightness of in- 
tellect, quickness of resource, brav- 
ery, resourcefulness, courage, boldness 
tix his standing in the Chronicles of 
Israel. He was on the watchtower 
seeing after the things to be done. He 
seizes every opportunity to defeat the 
enemy, and serve friends, picking the 
moment to turn the oattle in 
to defeat against his enemies, and 
victory for his friends. He recogniz- 
ed the hand of God. He made the 
fullest demands for his rights. 

When the children of Ammon 
made war upon Israel they demanded 
Israel to surrender country I?raei 
had captured from the Ammonites. 
Then again Jepthah sends messengers 



unto tlie king of the Ammonites say- 
ing, Isiael took not away the land of 
-Vloab, uor of the children of Ammon, 
Israel avoided passing through the 
land of Moab and Edom. Sihun 
king of the Ammonites refuser also to 
suffer Israel to pass through his land, 
but the)' gathered their hosts to fight 
Israel. And the Lord (jrod delivered 
the Ammonites into the hand of Is- 
rael. So the Lord God hath dispos- 
sessed the Ammonites from before Is- 
Tiiel his people. 

Wilt thou not possess that which. 
Chcuiosh thy god giveth thee? So 
Avhomsoever the Lord our God gives 
us shall not we possess it? Art thou 
anything better than Barak the king ^ 
of Moab?" 

Did he ever .strive againsut Israel? 
for three hundredyears Isnei p<.s 
sessed Heshbon her towns and Arnon 
and her towns? Why therefore did 
ye not possess them within that time? 
Wherefore I have not sinned against 
thee, but thou doest me wrong to 
war against me. The Lord the Judge 
be judge this day between the chil- 
dren of Israel and Ammon. But the 
king of the children of Ammon diduot 
hearken unto Jeptha. Then the Spir- 
it of the Lord came upon Jeptha. The 
Lord delivered the Ammonites into 
•Jeptha 's hand. 'See Judges 11th 
chapter. What wonderful reading 
was this. No statesman of modern 
times can surpass it. He went to the 
root of matters, and opened them up 
and set matters right. 

But Jepthah could not dictate to 
the Lord. No man can instruct the 
Lord in anything. If we could be 
still and know tliat He is God, and 
stand sYAl and see his salvation how 
safe it would be. But Jepthah vowed 
a vow unto the Lordsaying, "If thou 
shalt without fail deliver the chil- 
dren of Ammon into mine hand, then 
it shall be that whatsoever oometh 



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164 



forth of the doors of my house to 

meet me when I return in peaeo from 
the children of Ammon, shall surely 
be the Lord's, and I will give it for a 
burnt offering." His only dii lighter 
was first to meet him. When be 
saw her he rent his clothes and said 
alas, my daughter, thou hasi brought 
me very low. 

Her wonderful obedience and sub- 
mission to her father shines in such 
selfdenial as burns inn solemn bright- 
ness on the altar of submission. 

But to fulfill that which is vowed 
to the Lord exalts his holy and glori- 
ous name above all things of earth. 
The testimony of faithfulness to the 
Lord God rises above all things of 
earth, and brings to the worshipper 
of God glory above all things of time. 
He that forsakes father, mother, wife 
or children, housns or lands, for Je- 
sus' sake shall find in tnis present 
world fathers, mothers, wives, chil- 
dren, husbands and in the world to 
come life everlasting. For the bless- 
ing of the Lord adds no courso, and 
showers upon those that forsake all 
for Jesus' sake life everlasting. 

P. D. G. 



ELDER PETER CORN. 
Elder Peter Corn has filled his 
place well it seems to me. He is an 
old man with large experience of hu- 
man life, has been a Primitive Baptist 
many years, and an Elder of bright, 
good character. He has long been the 
Moderator of the Pigg River Associa- 
tion, showing a mind to serve where 
the brethren desire. His conduct has 
been good, so that he deserves well of 
his brethren, and they hold him in 
high esteem. He has been blest with 
a prudent wife. He has been a good, 
plain liver, old fashioned and sincere 
in his manner and has a comfortable 
home. 

It is sad to us thai? he disabled 



from walking in his old age. We 

would like much to visit him. 

Our aged preachers are fast pass- 
ing away to their long, eternal home, 
where the wicked cease fro)a trou- 
bling, and the weary are at rest. El- 
der Corn is a dear brother to me. 
May his last days be passed in God's 
praise. P. D. G. 



LiccP^oof NestsI 




Praise ye him. all his ar.gels: piaisft 
ye liim, all his hosts. 




Beeaose of the house of LmA 
onr God I "will 89^ tlur fotti. 



165 



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TRIAL 



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168 



WOMAN AVOIDS 
' OPERATION 

Medicine Which Made Sur- 
geon's Work Unnecessary. 

Astoria, N. Y. — "For two years I 
wa3 feeling ill and took all kinds of 
J, tonics. I was get- 
ing worse everyday. 
I had chills, my head 
would ache, I was 
always tired. I could 
not walk straight 
because of the pain 
in myback and I had 
pains in my stom- 
ach. I went to a 
doctor and he said I 
must go under an 
operation, but J did 
not go. I read in 
the paper about 
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com- 
pound and told my husband about it.* I 
said ' I know nothing will help me but I 
will try this.' I found myself improv- 
ing from the very first bottle, and in two 
weeks time I was able to sit down and 
eat a hearty breakfast with my hus- 
band, which I had not done for two years. 
I am now in the best of health and 
did not have the operation. " — Mrs. 
John A. Koenig, 502 Flushing Avenue, 
Astoria, N. Y. 

Every one dreads the surgeon's knife 
and the operating table. Sometimes 
nothing else will do ; but many times 
doctors say they are necessary when 
they are not. Letter after letter comes 
to the Pinkham Laboratory, telling how 
operations were advised and were not 

Performed; or,if performed,did no good, 
ut Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com- 
poundwas used and good health followed- 
If you want advice write to 
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co. 
(confidential), Lynn, Mass. 




STOCK UCK IT-STOCK LIKE rr 



For Horses, Cattle, Sheep 
and Hogs. Contains Cop- 
peras for Worms, Sulphur 
the Blood, Saltpeter 




for t 



: Kidn( 



. Nux 



Vomica, a Tonic, and Pure 
Dairy Salt. Ifeed by Vet- 
erinarians 12 years. No 
Dosing. Drop Brick in 
feed-box. Ask yourdealer 
for Blackman's or write 



BLACKMAN STOCK REMEDY COMPANY 

CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE 



YOUR FIVE HUNDRED MUSCLES 

The five hundred muscles in the human 
l)()d,v depend on pure and i ich blood for 
llicii- health and conti-actile energy which is 
tt!e ahilitj to labor, if ihey are given im- 
pure blood they become enfeebled, the step 
loses its elasticity, the arm is efficiency, 
and there is incapacity f perform the usual 
amount of labor. 

Wiiat a great blessing Tiooa's Sarsaparilla 
has heeii to the many coiling thousands 
whose blocd it has made aud kept pure and 
ric h I This medicine cleanses the blood of 
all humors, inheiited or acfiuired, a.ud stren- 
g hi iis and tones the whole systeu}. It is im- 



) be 



that you get Hood's Sar- 



rilia when you ask fui it. No substitute 



HEADACHES AND OTHER ACHES AND 
PAINS 

Pain keeps the thoughts of the sufferer 
continuously on the ailiuent that is that 
( auiiug the pain, and in this way it acts to 
retard recovery. 

Dr. Miles' Auti-Pain Pills are their own 
best advertisers. The ■ wonderful degree of 
suc( fss that they have met with for more 
than 1^5 years has been entirely due to their 
eliiciency. 

I rs are willing to concede that these 
i ills do all that is claiLied for them. That 
i^^^, tlie\ promptly relieve headache, back- 
aiht;, neuralgia, rheumatic pains, monthly 
pains and almost every other kind of ache 
1). i)ai!i and do this without any bad after- 

Aiid il the sufferer finds rest from the 
I'ain iliat weakens the mind and harrasses 
the nerves pending treatment for the cause 
(11 tbe pain he certainly should be satisfied. 

l'\irtliermore. Dr. Miles' Anti-Pain Pills do 
in)t constipate, do not derange the stomach 
oi- 1-ave any disagreeable aftereffects 



aken as 



•ted. 



you sutler I'loui any ache or pain you 
not lie out any money to try these pills, 
to yonr drag'^ist and purchase one box 
)]■. .Miles' Anti-Pain Pills. Use them as 
: t e.l and it the results are not satisfac- 
reiurn the empty package to the drug- 
and he will immediately return you 
r money. No ciuestions will be asked. 
1 are tbe judge of the merits of these 
^. Could anything be fairer than this? 
IILES MEDICAL CO., Elkhart, Ind. 



TOBACCO HABIT BANISHED 

In 48 to 72 hours. No craving for tobacco 
1 any form after completing treatment, 
ontains no habit-forming drugs. Satisfac- 
)ry results guaranteed in every case. 'Write 
;ewell Pharmacal Co., Dept. 90. St. Louis, 
lo., tor FREE Booklet. "TOBACCO RE- 
)i:i']M?]R" and postive proof. 



Praise ye the Lord, O Jerusalem, 
praise thy God, O Ziou. 



Glass of Hot Water 
Before Breakfast 
a Splendid Habit 

Open sluices of the system each 
morning and wash away tho 
poisonous, stagnant mattor. 



.-^^e of us v.uj „.o Ncuadtomed 
fluli and heavy when we aivse; spiiiLing 
headache, stuffy from a cold, foul tongue, 
nasty breath, acid stomach, lame back, ".an, 
instead, always Le washing the poison^-; md 
toxins fiom the body with phosphated hot 
water each morning. 

VS'e should drink beforb breakfast, a glass 
of rea' hot water with a teaspoonfui of 
limestone phosphate in it to flush from tlie 
.'tunic ch, liver, kidneys and ten yards of 
bowPlE the previous day's indigest:l)!e 
waste, sour bile and poif onous toxins; thus 
cleansing, sweetening and purifying the en- 
tire alimentary tract boiore putting more 
food into the stomach. 

The action of limestone phosphate and 
hot water on an empty stomach is wonder- 
fUily invigcrating. It cleans out all the 
sour f 91 mentations, gases, waste and acidity 
and gives one a splendid appetite for break- 
fast and it is said to be but a little while 
until the roses begin to appear in the 
cheeks. A quarter pound of limestone phos- 
phate will cost very little at the drug 
store, but is sufficient to make anyone who 
is bothered with biliousness, constipation, 
stomach trouble or rhe matism a real en- 
thusiast on the subject of internal sanita- 
tion. Try It and you are assured that you 
will look better and fc 1 betier in every 
way shortly. 



FEATHER BED BARGAINS 

This ad v.nd $10.00 gets you our Big Bar- 
gain as follows; One strickly New 40-pound 
Feather Bed; one pair 6-pound New Fea- 
ther Pillows; one pair Full Sizs Blankets; 
one Full Size Counterpane, and one pair 
lace Pillow Shams. All new, clean, sanitary 
feathers covered with Srz. A. C. A. Ticking. 
Retail worth of whole lot $23.00. Money 
back guarantee. Most for money. This offer 
is good for 30 days only. Mail order now or 
write for order blanks. 

SOUTHERN FEATHER & PILLOW CO. 
■Jept. 177 Greensboro, N. C. 




MEAT CAUSE OF 
KIDNEY TROUBLE 

r-cke Salts to flush Kidneys If Back Hurts 
or Bladder boihers 

If you must have your meat everv day, 
eat it, but flush your kidneys wi h salts 
occat.iona,l.y, says a note" authority who 
tells us that meat forms uric acid which 
almost paralyzes the kidneys in their ef- 
forts to expel it from ,be blood. They be- 
come sluggish and weaken, then you suffer 
with a dull misery in the kidney region, 
sharp pains in the back or sick headache, 
uizziness, your stomach sours, tongue is 
coated and when the wtather is bad you 
have rheumatic twinges. The urine gets 
Cloudy, full of sediment, 'lie channels often 
get sore and irritated, obliging you to seek 
relief two or three time daring the night. 

To neutralize these irritating acids, to 
cleanse the kidneys and tush ofi the body's 
uiinous waste get four ounces of Jad Salts 
from any pharmacy here; take a tablespoon- 
ful in a glass of water before breakfast for 
a few days and your kidneys will then act 
fine. This famous salts is made from the 
acid of grapes and lemon juice, combined 
with lithia, and has been used for genera- 
tions to flush and stimulte sluggish kid- 
neys, also to neutralize the acids in urine, 
so it no longer Irritates ,thus ending bladder 
weakness. 

Jad Salts is inexpens ve; cannot injure, 
and makes a delightful effervescent lithia- 
water drink. 



TAKES OFF DANDRUFF, 

HAIR STOPS PALLma 



Save your Hair! Get a 25 cent bottle 
of Danderine right now— Also 
stops itching scalp. 



Thin, brittle, colorless and scraggy 
hair is mute evidence of a neglected 
scaln; of dandruff— that awful scurf. 

There is nothing so destructive to 
the hair as dandruff. It robs the hair 
of its lustre, its strength and its very 
life; eventually producing a feverish- 
ness and itching of the scalp, -which 
If not remedied causes the hair roots 
to shrink, loosen and dio — then the 
hair frlls out fast. A little Danderine 
tonight — now — any time — will '^urel^ 
save your hear. 

Get a 25 cent bottle of Kno%\lton's 
Danderine from any drug store. You 
surely can have beautiful hair and lots 
of It if you will just try a little Dan- 
derine. Save your hair! Try it! 



Kidney Disorder 

(BY DR. L. C. r.ABCOCK) 

TV.p most simple methods are usually 
»iP most effective ones whcm treating 
any disordei of the human system. 
The mere drinking a cup of hot water 
each morning, plenty of pure water all 
day and a llUle Anuric before every 
mea! has been found the most effective 
means of overcoming kidney trouble. 
Death would occur if the kidneys did 
not work day and nijiht in separating 
poisons '-nd uric acid from the blood. 

The danger Fignal. are backache, 
depressions, pains, heaviness, drowsiness, 
irritability, headache, chillness, rheumatic 
twinges, swell jn joints or gout. 

Since it is such a simple matter to step 
Into your favorite drug store and obtain 
Anuric, anyone who rarncstly desires to 
regain health and new life will waste no 
time in boeinnina this treatment 



irS DANGEROUS QROUND that yott 

— stand on-with a couffh or 
a cold, and your blood im- 
pure. Out of Just these 
conditions comes Con- 
sumption. , 

You must do something. 
Dor tor Pierce's Golden 
Medical Discovery cures 
severe, lingering Coughs. 
Bronchial, Throat, and 
Lung Affections, and 
every disease that can 
be reached through the 
blood. Nervous prostra- 
tion and debility are con- 
quered by it. When you're 

1 1, oft-... on nltack OI 




uerea oy iv. >» uoh j^v^^ 
?oak after an attack of 
grip or fever-you will 
build up health and 
■ strength and put on 
needed Qosh by taking the -Discovery. 

Obtain at your drug store a vial of 
"Pleasant Pellets," made up of the May- 
apple, aloe leaves and jalap. This Is the 
well-known pellet made up nearly fifty 
years ago, by Dr. Pierce, and which can 
I be had for a quarter from almiMt any 
I apothecarv. Simply ask for Dr. Pierce a 
I Pleasant Pellets. 



THE NASAL BATH 

There is one form of bath but little 
kiicwu and tar too little practiced. It is 
the nasal bath. , 

M or catarrh of the head produce in 
:i,6iil passages an excess of dense se- 
this covers the lining of the air 
,trs of the head aid results often in 
! .„ catarrhal headache. 

iu relieve such a headache and to treat 
the cold or catarrh, ust a little nasal dou- 
che, oolaiuable of any first class druggist 
for a tew cents. 

1 ihe oouche with iuke warm water. 
- a pinch of common salt. 
, ,, the head very lov/ and flow the 
• .1- I'rom the bill of the little duck dou- 
ci.e, first into one nostril, then into the 
other. 

Retain the position fcr some time, flow- 
ing ihe salt water first to one side, then to 
.'Jier and ciiawing it down into the fore- 
by closius one nostril and inhaling 
the other. 

• ijn the nasal cavity had thus been 
ii. j;ojghly cleaned, insert Mentholatum 
v.fcii mto both nostrile, and if there is a 
headache rube the fortnead and temples 
with it. 



STOPS TOBACCO HABIT 

Elders' Sanitarium, located at 513 Main 
St., St. Joseph, Mo., has published a boolc 
showing the deadly effect of the tobacco 
habit, and how It can be atoppec' la three 
to five days. 

As they are dUtrlbutlng this book free, 
any one wanting a copy should send tneir 
aaina and addresa at onca. 



j Laugh When People | 

j Step On Your Feet 1 

t i 

I Try this yourself then pass ? 
j It along to others. j 

I It works! I 

Ouch !?!?!! This kind of rough talk 
will be heard less here in town if people 
troubled with corns will follow the simple 
advice of this Cincinnati authority, who 
claims that a few drops of a drug called 
freezone when applied to a tender, aching 
corn stops soreness at once, and soon the 
corn dries up and lifts right out without 
pain. 

He says freezene is an ether compound 
which dries immediately and never inflames 
or even irritates the surrounding tissue or 
skin. A quarter of an ounce of freezons will 
cost very little at any drug store, but is 
sufficient to remove every hard or soft corn 
or callus from one's feet. Millions of Amer- 
ican women will welcome this announce- 
ment since the inauguration of the high 
heels. 



Humors Come to the surface in the spring 
as in no other season. They don't run them- 
selves all off that way, however, but mostly 
remain in the system. Hood's Sarsaparilla 
removes them, wards off danger, makes 
good health sure. 



169 



ZIONH LANDlCABlE 



If You Value Your 

Read Every Word 
of this Remark- 
able Story 

It is told by one who has himselj 
experienced the regeneration in 
health which he encourages you 
to seek by the self-same means. 

THE STORY OF A GREAT DISCOVERY 

The hardships of E. tr iveiing salesman's 
life had wrecked my health. My family 
physician diagnosed my case as chronic 
gfGtritis, brought od by disea-o of the liver 
and complicated by kidney trouble. I con- 
sulted specialists who confirmed his diag- 
nosis. Months pasRpd I grew worse and was 
finally compelled to giva up my woik. 

By chance I heard of some wonderf-jl 
cures which had resulted from drinking the 
wp.ter of a little spring in tho Mineral Belt 
of Sou^h Carolina, a picture of which spring 
appears on this page. In dsspcration I tried 
it. On the 2nd day I thought that I could 
notice some imirovement; c.t tho e-d of the 
first week my appoti'e and diges-tion had re- 
turned and I was much stronger; at the end 
of the third week I feU that I wlis complete- 
ly cured. That was six years ego and I still 
enjoy perfect hea:th. 

Knowing that it had i-estored my health 
and believirg that it had saved my life, I 
bought the Spring. 

I then determined to see whether the wat- 
er would cure others as it hr.d cured me. I 
shipped ten gallons absolutely free of 
charge to each of one thcuoand sufferers 
from chronic diseases. Only four reported 
no benefit from the use of the ten gallons. 
The other nine hundred and ninety-six re- 
ported decided benefit or complete cures. 
Many claimed that the water had saved 
their lives. 

I realized that I had discovered one of 
the world's greatest mineral springs, and I 
decided to devote ruy life to it. But how 
could I make the world listen; hew could 
I make them believe my story? The pre- 
cious water was running to waste while 
thousands were buffering. I bald, I will 
make them believe me t.,- showing my faith 



Health 




in them and in tiie ovative power of the 
spring. I will tell them thr.t the v/atar shill 
cost them nothing if it fails to benefit. 
The world listened! 

Some wrote for proof und 1 sent t'lem the 
letters which I had received from their fel- 
lowmen. Others ;^ccept^d rjiy offer without 
question. Thousands hnve written me re- 
porting relief and i srmanent ^ura of a great 
variety of chronic diseases. 

But some of the water still ran to waste 
for lack of belief. I determined that every 
drop should be used to r^ilieve the sufferings 
of humanily. To this end I requested the 
advertising manager of the Wesleyan 
Christian Advocate to come to see me. At 
ray desk I opened my mail and showed him 
the letters from men and women from all 
parts of the country who had suffered and 
who had found relief. I gave him my letter 
files and induced him to spend several hours 
reading my past correspondence with those 
who were using the water. I showed him 
the chemical analysis and let'ers from phy- 
sicians explaining the curative properties 
of the water. 

He believed, and as a result he has writ- 
ten this announcement for me. 

WILL YOU BELIEVE? 

I do not ask your implicit faith: only 
enough to try the water for three weeks as 
I did. I estimate that I drank about ten 
gallons and I, therefore offer glady to ship 
you two five gallon demijohns on my guar- 
antee that if you find that it does not bene- 
fit you I will promptly refund the price, 
which is only $2. 00... You must promise to 
drink the water in accordance with the in- 
structions which I will send you and return 
the empty demijohns. I m,' ke you the sole 
judge as to whether the water has benefited 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



WO 



you, and as the Advertising Manager of th:a 
paper has kindly consented to guarantee my 
guarantee to refund your money, if you are 
not benefited, I hope you will feel perfectly 
free to accept my offer. 

This offer is extended to all who suffer 
with any chronic disease, except cancer and 
consumption, bift I especially recommend 
the water for the treatment of stomach, 
liver, kidney and bladder diseases and for 
rheumatism, gout, uric r id poisoning, gall 
stones, diabetes, nervous he.ulacnes and gen- 
eral debility resulting from impure or im- 
poverished blood. These are the diseases 
most frequently mentioned in the letters 
which I have received, but my offer is open 
to anyone who suffers from any chronic ail- 
ment. Yours sincerely, 

N. F. SHIVAR, Proprietor. 

EVERY MAIL BRINGS LETTERS LIKE 
THESE 

Savannah, Ga., Dec. 28, 1910. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C, Dear Sir. 
As you are well aware, in 1909 I was suffer- 
ing with indigestion, stomach and liver dis- 
orders and all its train of horrifying pheno- 
mena for several months. I had lived on 
milk, soft eggs, shredded wheat, a very in- 
sufficient diet for an active working man, 
and of course, from disease and starvation 
was in a vory low state of ncrvius vitality 
and general debility. I ordered 10 gallons 
of your Mineral Water, which I used contin- 
1 uously, reordering when necessnry, T'.nd in 4 
i months from date I began drinking it gain- 
1 od 29 lbs., was strong and perfectly well and 
I have worked practically every day since. It 
i acts as a general renovator of the system. 
I I prescribe it in my practice, and it has in 
I every instance had the desired effects. It Is 
j essential to use this water in as large quan- 
tities as possible, for its properties are so 
happily blended and in such proportion that 
they will not disurb the most delicate sys- 
tem. It is purely nature's remedy. 

A. L. R. AVENT, M. D. 

DuPont. Ga.. Nov., 25. 1911. 
Shivar Spring, Shelton, S. C. Gentlemen 
— I have suffered for years with nervous in- 
dl.-.Fslion and kidney troubles. Derived 
more leneflt from the Shivar Spring Water 



than from months of Hot Springs, Ark., and 
rumer( n.« other Springs. I consider it tit 
very uest water extant. 

AUGUSTUS DUPONT. 

Lexington, Va., Nov. 24, 1911. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C.:Dear Sir— 
the Shivar Spring Water has cured me. \ 
I '-uffered with intestinal indigestion iind 
would gladly recommend it to all sufferi.ag 
wilh indigestion, kidney and liver trouble. 
liy iutLer had kidney trouble last fall and 
he ihounlit fehivar Spring Water saved nis 
lite. Ivespecifully, 

MRS. HARVEY DIXON. 



Atlanta, Ga., July, 27, 1911. 

Mr. N i". Shivar, Shelton, S. C, Dear Sir 
— I ordered 10 gallons Shiver Sp.-ing Water 
especially for my teething baby who was suf- 
Ir.'iPf; with its stomach and bowels. This 
water cured her disorders entirely and she 
is herself again. I stopped all medicine 
and gave her only the water. I was also run 
down from the heat and fatigue, and the 
water has restored me also. Thanking you. 

Very respectfully, MRS. W. C. McGILL. 



Columbia, S. C. Aug 11, 1912. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C: Dear Sir 
—until a few weeks ago may v/ife was a 
chronic sufferer from gall stones. She was 
stricken critically ill and nothing but mor- 
phine seemed to relieve ht r pa:n by rend- 
ering her unconscious. Rev. A. J. Foster, 
pastor of Shandon Baptist Church of Col- 
umbia, S. C, advised ine to take her im- 
mediately to Shivar Spring. On consulting 
my physician he agreed that it would be 
best to do so without delay. In about three 
days after arriving at the Spring, she 
was apparently relieved and had regained 
her appetite. She has suffered no ill effect 
of the trouble tince. Please publish for 
the benefit of sufferers. 

J. P. D. 

P. S.— I suffered for 8 years with kidney 
trouble and inflammation of the bladder. Af- 
ter using this wpter only a few days, I am 
entirely relieved f nd suffe- no more effect 
of the trouble whatever. 



FILL OUT THIS C UPON AND MAIL IT TODAY 

Shivar Spring, Box 55-P., Shelton, S. C 

Gentlemen: — I ascept your guarantee offer and enclose herewith two ($2.00) 
dollars for ten gallons (two five gallons demijohns) of Shivar Spring Water. I 
agree to give the water a fair trial In accordance with the Instructions which 
you will send, and if I derive no benefit therefrom you are to refund the price In 
full, upon demand and upon receipt of the two empty demijohns, which I agree to 
return promptly. 

Nam© 

Address 

Shlppinfl Point ..^ .« ••»0--^--. 



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Barium Rock Water id being prescribed 
by many physicians in the treatment of 
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of indigestion, dyspepsia, rheumatism, gout, 
eczema and diseases rrising from uric acid 
poisoning and for disorders of the stomach, 
liver, kidneys and bowels. 

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selves unspotted from the world, / 

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ZION'S LANDMARK 



DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OP JESUS CHRIST 



RESURRECTION. 

Dear Elder Gold: — This subject has 
often been quoted by our brethren 
during the past three years, and per- 
haps'r-ot more than in previous years, 
but more lo take special attention 
since the Association at Philadelphia 
and Kingwood. I have been asked 
my views at different times in private 
conversation on the doctrine of the 
resurrection of the dead. Your arti- 
cle written; and published in the 
Signs of the Times December 1st, 
1915, issue was of much comfort, and 
I felt most assuredly that the breth- 
ren generally endorsed the sentiment 
set forth. Then in the December 15th, 
1916 issue the article written by El- 
der W. J. May was not comforting to 
me and did not correspond with your 
article written in the issue before, as 
to my understanding, but the fault 
inav be in me and not in Elder May's 
article, and for us to sit down and 
-|H'ak face to face, we would agree. 
' I sessions of brethren are very dif- 
I'ut in the language used, but all 

- desiring to express the same glo- 
iniis truth, but expressions that are 
not generally used by our people 
have ^ a tendency to gender strife, 
.^'o i-fi a'* el a>fs should desire to use 
wor( s e. to bfc undo'-stood. 

The sui.., ;ct of our in dele is of vital 
importance to the children of God. 
^cm% says: "I am the resurrection 



to know is, are we in Christ, chosen 
in Him before the foundation of the 
world, preserved in Hiir^ raised in 
Him, sanctified by God the Father 
and remembered in Him by which He 
is able to intercede for us according 
to the will of the Father by which 
we receive the blessing. "I was ever 
with the Father as one brought up 
v/ith him" — so we believe He is God 
manifest in the flesh, and is able to do 
all His pleasure, and will save to the 
utteripiSst all His Father gave Him. 
Jesus is the name of God which was 
made flesh, and by the power of the 
Father in Him He is able to do all 
things. He was begotten by the Fa- 
ther through the conception of the 
Holy Ghost, and His name is above 
every name, a name most glorious be- 
cause He shall save his people from 
their sins. What is theii- sins? I will 
now quote what I fell is their sins, 
and the source from which they are 
conceived. Lust when it was conceiv- 
ed, brought forth sin, and sin when 
finished brought forth de.'jM So all 
have sinned ad come short W the glo- 
ry of God. 

This conception wjis contrary to 
the law of our God to Adam in the 
garden of Eden wliich is proclaimed 
in His Ir to be th^ wages of death. 
This de'*' .1 if? in ])0wer over every 
obild o God UT til he is made free 
from it by the r jwer of God because 
none cao »t/j,y EJjs lijjjip and make 




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themselves free from under the curse 
and condemnation of God's law. In 
the transgression manl became mor- 
tal, being- enraptured in the embodi- 
ment of sin. God in His infinite wisdom 
knew all things, so in His Son, a rem- 
nant should be saved. "As in Adam 
all die, even so in Christ sliall all be 
made alive." Jesus quickeneth 
Avhomsoever He will, and His will 
andi His Father's will are the same 
which makes them one, and by His 
S])irit which the Father hath sent 
forth into our hearts makes us one in 
spirit even^C^ He and the Father are 
one. The source from which the con- 
ception of iniquity was originated is 
the devil and all the children of God 
are led, captivated by him at his will 
until one that is stronger binds him 
and casts him out. The work which 
the Father gave Him to do was to 
fulfill His law and pay the ransom 
for His people, or bride. For Je.sus 
to pay a ransom and fulfill the will of 
the Father, He must be partaker with 
us in the flesh, and when the concep- 
tion of the Holy Ghost was effected, 
then there M^as the uniting of the Son 
of God to His bride, and in His body 
were all the members remembered, 
and when he made the sacrifice it em- 
braced every child of God that will 
sing' His praise in glory and accord- 
ing to the Scriptures, Jesus stood a 
Lamb slain before the foundation of 
the world for the sins of His people. 
God knowuig all thjpgs that should 
come to ''p4?s as though they already 
had transpired, decreed that the work 
in accordance to His will should be 
accomplished by His Son. Jesus said, 
"I have power Yo lay down my life, 
and I have power to take it up 
again" expressed thai Uod would 
raise Him from the dead. So "fte caW 
forth froTP the grav^; y:^*^ ^od^r in 
which He in|^, . "tMef ' ,'t^uc:;inen''t ' ' tor 
our sins nndflKiot a dead sacrifice 



but a living sacrifice. The will of 
God is confusing to the carnal mind 
because His ways are contrary to the 
reasoij^gs of carnality, and. the way 
the carnal mind had mapped for the ' 
coming of the Messiah was not the^ 
way He came and for that considera- 
tion they could not think of this one 
born of the virgin Mary as beii% ' 
king of the Jews. The Jews from the 
birth of Christ trCed to slay Him but 
they could no* touch Him until the 
appointed time that He should lay 
down His life, which expresses to 
those who are born of the Spirit that 
the flesh is contiually warring against 
the Spirit but the flesh cannft de- 
throne our resurrection. The devil 
being the fulness of iniquity betrayed 
Jesus into the hands of His enemies, 
but not until it pleased the will of 
the Father, and His betrayal was to f 
satisfy the spirit of the carnal mind, 
and to satisfy their lust, fried to con- 
demn Him before the judge of the 
carnal law which expressed he found 
no fault in Him, and which also ex- 
presses He is the transgressor of no- 
law but a fulfiller of the law, and was 
obedient even unto, death. As His' 
time was fully come He was crucified 
by those wicked hands, tliat they ^af- 
ter their own lusts should be abased 
by the power of God. Jesus being the 
end of the law for righteousness 
wliich expressed the laAv given by 
]\loses, only pointed to Him and His- 
coming, and when He came, it was 
fulfilled. The children of God not be- 
ing justified by the law of Moses, but 
in the righteousness of Jesus. Now 
we have in mind this -Jesus, born of 
Mary, and fulfilled the wilJ of His 
Father, is One which rose from tnc 
dead, and those Avba thought He was 
forever destroyed and all His works 
brought to naught, receive the mes- 
sage from the watch which they set, 
that He had risen from tlto ^i^-M]. nnd 



ZrON'S LANDMAEK 



to deceive the sous of men, published 
a lie which stated "they (His disci- 
ples) came and stole Him away while 
we slept, but His disciples declare the 
words of Jesus to us by tn^fScrip- 
tures, "He who is alive and lives for- 
evermore," and we trust the Spirit of 
Him that hi :h quicken n1 -is together 
■^•ith Christ, we can say our redeemer 
liveth. After the ci-ucifixiun of Jesu-; 
(iod raised Him f jfuu tlic dead, and 
we note in St. John ]!)tli cha])t('r. ^litli 
verse: "not a bone of Him sha ' h • 
broken," so He is. no cri])])h'. .Icsiis 
being already dead when th suidi is 
came to break the limbs «f tli(,s ■ ' i ii 
cifiea,,only broki^ the Im.,1,s m,.- 
who were crucili.'d witli llnii. as 11- 
was already d.-ad, His liiiil.s wciv nut 
broken, which gives fnll expression to 
the language that He had power to 
lay down His life and power tj takt; 
it again. After In- was crucified, it 
was felt bv those wlio ;ieif<)rmed the 
act that all was ovi r with him and 
were willing'- to His \)i>t\y over to 

\the discipl.'s to Ix- bui-ied. So they 
took it and Inii-ied it in .Io.>eph's own 
new tomb, ami as .lesus expressed. 
He would destroy this temple and 
raise it in three days. He rose the 
third day. The same that was buried. 
Aj?d the testimony of His resurrect io)i 
is plainly set forth iu the 20th chap- 
ter of St. John, and this same Jesus 
the disciples saw ascend into heaven. 
For the sake of the truth, now can we 
say the body of Jesus is glorified a 
Prince and a Savior at the right hand 
of the Father to make intercession for 
the saints according to the will of 
<;od. The sacrifice being Holy, God 
lias accepted His work, and raised 
Him from the dead, and He manifests 
Himself to His disciples, and glorified 
Him at His own right hand to reign a 
Prince and Saviour which bore our 
si«s in his own body andHe intercedes 
foi us in that body "which knew no 
.8' / neither was guile found in His 



mouth." If he be not risen our 
preaching is vain, and your faith is 
(also vain, and ye are yet in your sins 
and are without hope and God in 
the world, and are of all men most 
miserable." If Jesus be not risen, 
Ave have no living sacrifice for in, 
and could not satisfy or atone for the 
transgressions of a spiritual law. All 
the names of the members ot the bride 
of Christ being in Him, they are His 
delights, and he calls tuem by name 
and leads them out and they follow 
llim. When one is made alive by the 
pouer of God through th^Uoly Spirit 
wliicli translates him out of the king- 
dom of darkness into the marvelous 
light of liberty of the Sou oi God, be- 
ing raised from death in trespasses and 
in sin we live by faith of the Son of 
(iod and desire the things of the spirit, 
and in tliis condition the child of God 
lives by faith which is the substance of 
things hoped for, the evidence of 
things-not seen, but with patience do 
wait for them. This is only a foretaste 
of the joy that shall be revealed in all 
th eliildren of God, when faith shall 
be turned into sight and hope into 
possession, then mortality is SAvallowed 
up in life. I believe the dead in Christ 
shall be raised and not a particle of a 
child of God is left behind, but soul, 
body, and spirit shall be brought off 
more than conquerors in Him (Christ 
Jesus), that loved Him anu gave Him- 
self for Him which makes Him an 
heir of God and joint heirs with the 
Son of God. I being of the first man 
Adam after the flesh, I am a sinner un- 
der the condemnation of God's holy 
law and dead in trespasses and in sin 
until I hope, I was made alive or born 
of the Spirit of the second man Adam. 
T do not believe the first man Adam 
WfiH a i3ripple after God took the wo- 
man, so, I do not bdh'isve the second 
Aaat:; i,. \ 'p.vi? when H'3 side was 
pierced tor liis ^'^^ijlH^^ in that He 
has blotted out ^ ^^pfir bride 's sins 



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and she is made spotless in His blood 
and is acceptable in the sight of His 
Father. I have never contended that 
we shall be men and women of the 
flesh, and have carnal minds when we 
are blessed in the full triumph of a liv- 
ing faith, but I do contend that tho 
children of God shall be raised incor- 
duptible, and all mortality by reason of 
transgression shall be swallowed up of 
life, and then and not until then will 
we be like Jesus. I do not, and my 
brethren at Hopewell do not feel to say 
just what we will look like, or how we 
shall be, on^^^ like Jesus. All we have 
to quote is the language of the apostles 
together with our ISaviour, we shall be 
like Him, and, are neither marrying 
nor given in marriage, but shall be as 
the angels of God in heaven. All the 
Luiquity of the flesh will be blotted out, 
and we shall be whole. 

The Elders which I have associated 
with and also the record of many, 
such as Hartwell, Purrington, Chick, 
Gold, Lester and many others which 
are true old school Baptists in the true 
sense of the term, stand for the faith 
as the old Hopewell church has stood 
to continue in the same faith and doc- 
trine. 

The question of the resurrection of 
the dead as it has been agitated among 
us, denies the resurrection of the bod- 
ies of the saints, and the wicked are 
no more than a horse after death. I 
hope by the grace of God to speak 
comfortably unto Jerusalem and cry 
unto her in the true*^ language of the 
Scriptures, which are words of sound 
doctrine, and be enabled to speak 
unto her in the true language of the 
the honor and glory of the blessed 
name of Jesus as long as I live, and be 
guided to shun vain and profane bab- 
blings which confuse the ctwrchcof 
God. The covfyersHtions wnich have a 
tendency to t;ngende.' strife should not 
be mentionQ^Ml^ew laborers, in the 
gospel of t^HPfUpi a young man, 



but I feel to ask you, as well take the 
same admonition myself, let us strive 
to keep tlie unity of the Spirit in the 
bonds of peace. Allow me to quot? 
Jesus' 'own words in supj)ort of thi 
true doctrine of the resurrection ot 
the bodies of the saints — "Marvel not 
at this: for the hour is cuming in the 
which all that are in the graves shajj. 
hear His voice, and shall come forth; 
they that have dom good, unto the res- 
urrection of life; and they that have 
done evil, unto the resurrection of 
damnation" — then again the apostle 
records: "But I would not have you 
to be ignorant brethren, concerning 
them which are asleep thai ye .gorroAv 
not, even as others which have no hope'> 
For if we believe that Jesus died and 
rose again, even so them also which 
sleep in Jesus will God bring with 
Him. 

For this we say unto you by the 
word of the Lord that wc which are 
alive and remain" unto the coming of 
the Lord shall not prevent them which 
are asleep. For the Lord Himself shi-U 
descend from heaven with a shout, 
with the voice of the archangel and 
with the trump of God; and the dead 
in Christ shall rise first, then we which 
are alive and remain shall be caught 
up together with them in the clouds 
to meet the Lord in •the air; and so 
shall we ever be with the Lord." "And 
to you who are troubled rest with us, 
when the Lord Jesus shall De revealed 
fi-om heavenn with His mighty angels, 
in flaming fire taking vengeance on 
them that know not God, and that 
obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus 
Christ ; who shall be punished with ev- 
erlasting destruction from the pres- 
ence of the Lord, and from the glory 
of His power; when He shall come 
to be glorified in His saints, and to be 
admii'ed in all them that believe, (be- 
cause^ our testimony among you was 
believed) in that day." "For our 
conversation is in heaven from wl'^'' e 



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176 



also we look for the Saviour, the Lord 
Jesus Chi i.Nt; who shall change our 
vile body, that it may be fashioned like 
unto His glorious body, according to 
the working: whereby He is able even 
to subdue all things unto himself." 
If by faith we are given a hope to 
believe tinough His grace and mercy, 
that the worlds were formed by His 
word ; that He made man of the 
dust or clay of the* earth, breathed 
life into that lifeless clay, should not 
our faith given us be strong enough 
to believe that He has the power to 
breath Spiritual life again into the 
same dust of the bodies of His saints 
whethesi that dust be an incinerated 
body in a retort or awaiting natural 
decay or in the bottom of the sea, 
has he not -power to reawaken, re- 
quicken and breath Spiritual life into 
that body thus fulfilling the scrip- 
ture passing from mortality into im- 
mortality? *Iust we not believe by 
faith that He was seen forty days on 
earth in the same body that He 
brought Iliniselj' out of the sepul- 
chre.' "Behold my liands and my 
feet, that it is 1 myself; handle me 
and see; for a spirit hath not flesh 
and bones as ye see me have," He fur- 
ther^ says aftei- His resurrection, 
"Have ye here any meat?" And they 
they gave Him a piece of a broiled 
fish and of an honeycomb, and he 
took it and did eat before them." 
The translation Avas made in the as- 
cension and His body did not see cor- 
ruption but the carnal mind - cannot 
fathom that part of it. So b^ faith 
will not the bodies of His saints be 
quickened, changed in the twinkling 
if an eye be like Him in the resurrec- 
tion? Does it not occur to us that it 
is the very same process the bodies of 
His saint must pass through except 
that His glorious body saw not cor- 
ruption but ours will. It would seem 
that-^s why He remained on earth 
fo»' days after His resurrection 



from the grave to demonstrate His 
almighty power over the flesh. Noth- 
ing is impossible with God. 

This article which I have written 
is passed to you for publication that 
the brethren may have my sentiment 
from by own pen, and I trust I have 
plainly set forth the truth, that 1 am 
not misunderstood. 

I have not desired in writing, to 
criticise or reflect on any brother's 
writings but to set forth the truth. 

I am, I hope, 

Your brother, in Christ 

CHAS. Wr*>^AUGHN. 

Hopewell, N. J, 



My Dear Elder Gold: — I have read 
the circular letter to the Country Line 
Association as written by James S. 
Dameron, and published in January 
Isl, 1917 "Landmark," and while this 
is not just a circular letter as I am 
used to I can not help but endorse the 
sentiment so clearly expressed. I feel 
sure that just this identical letter was 
needed, and Oh, if it would only be 
heeded. 1 am not a preacher and pos- 
sibly 1 iiave no right to intrude my- 
self on }"ou in this matter, but the ex- 
hortation contained therein struck me 
so forcibly as being good and in har- 
mony with sound doctrine, and the 
admonition of Paul to Timothy to lay 
hands suddenly on no man. Let a 
man first prove, and abundantly so, 
that h(! can preach, by the evidence 
that he does pref^ch before he is set 
apart for such a solemn work. 

To preach the gospel of Jesus 
Christ is a great work indeed, but all 
are not preachers. If all were preach- 
ers where would the hearers be? A 
preacher is a part of the body of 
Christ, the same and no more so then 
the lunni^lest hearers of the flock, a 
Cod called ministers is a servant in- 
deed, perfectly submi^Mfei to the -vwill 
of the body. I havdrfjj^Rpl of a few 
instances when <[^te^y men have 



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found themselves in a very embarrass- 
ing position by being ordained by the 
cliureh to preach when they could 
not preach, that is their ministry was 
not profitable and comforting to the 
children of God and they soon drop- 
ped into nonentity and I feel it is a 
great imposition for the church to 
place on one of its members and bro- 
thers to set them apart for the work 
of the ministry, until the whole 
church is thoroughly satisfied in their 
minds that God has called one for this 
work, and the best evidence to judge 
by, is to ^?fnether a man can preach, 
is that he does preach. It is not 
worth while to get in a hurry about 
it. A man's gift will make room for 
him. 

I am glad this letter was published, 
was glad to read it. 

I am still enjoying your editorial, 
also the most of the correspondence. 
Elder Hardy on "Jesting" was excel- 
lent, also Elder Williford's experi- 
ence, some facts particular came very 
near me ; this number is all good with- 
out mentioning each name. When 
one writes they have no idea whom it 
is for. 

Your unworthy brother, 

F. SELBY FISHER. 
Salisbury, Md. 



ERRATA 

Dear Brother Gold" — In my article 
in Zion's Landmark for December 15, 
lOlfi, written at th^ request of Broth- 
er J. M. Liles, of Winsboro, Texas, I 
otice several serious mistakes which 
1 hope you will correct in the next 
issue of the Landmark. 

On page 58, column one, paragraph 
3, line 10 'Corners thereunto 
should read, "comers thereunto." 
Same paragraph, next to lait linl^, in- 
stead of "We are guilty of the con- 
demned by, read, "We are guilty of 
the whole-.jjwSf*^and condemned by." 
On page o^ann one, in lines 5 



and 7 the word, "Depleted, should 
read, "thwarted." Same yage, same 
column, paragraph 5, line b from bot- 
tom of paragraph reads, "Were the 
amputations," &c., should read, 
"Were preached among us, and see 
the amputations," &c. Same page, 
column two, paragraph 2, second line 
the word "associations," should «be 
"accessions." In paragraph 3, same 
column, line 9,*^" A sleeping off," 
should be "A sl-uffing off." 

Please piioii->ii the <ibovo and you 
will greatly oblige. 

Your brother in hope, 

L. H. HARDY. 
Atlantic, N. C ,^ 



Dear Brother (rold:— With a quiv- 
ering hand and fear at heart that I 
may offend one of God's little ones, I 
send you for publication, in the Ijand- 
mark some of our duties as Primitive 
Baptists that I feel we <mre negligent 
of. 

I asked one of our dear and faith- 
ful old i)reachers a few days ago to 
tell me the best he could how much 
the churches he served helped him. 
{H.e expressed a hesitation of regret 
to speak, drew a long ureath and 
said: Brother Thorn, I don't think 
all I get would amount to more than 
ten dollars, certainly not over twelve 
dollars a year. 

This man is as poor as any of us, 
lives on rented land to make his bread 
and meat and is away from home al- 
most every Saturday and Sunday in 
the year, serving churches which I am 
informed are the strongest in his sec- 
tion of the country. 

Brethren, it seems to me we are 
neglecting this man which God has 
made our humble servant and who 
goes through heat and cold to scatter 
gospel food and glad tidings of a rich 
and merciful God who has saved us 
poor hell-deserving sinners through 
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178 



Lamb of God who stood as a lamb 
slain from the foundation of the 
V. orld who has given us the hearing 
ear and gospel relish and the sweet 
)k communion of assembling together 
I and grow and bask in the light and 
life of the gospel, and no way of ours 
to get those sweet ' communions in 
Ix-i-ids of Christian love and fellow- 
ship of the saints drawn together by 
the tender cords of*God's love and 
free grace with none ever to feed and 
give drink except the poor servant of 
(lod who has been made to feed us 
when we thirst and hunger. Is not 
this heavenly blessing enough to 
inaki' firti- i)Oor hearts yearn to ad- 
ministn- to their needs? ^ 

"i'our brother I hope in Jesus, 

J. J. THORN. 

VAm City, N. C. 



Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brotht'r: — I am enclosing for 

piiblieation a letter received from my 
ciinsin. AVilli;ini Key, over ten years 
■,i'j:(>. I fdujiil it in looking throiigh 
soiii.' old papers and I feel that Prim- 
itive Ba])tists generally will enjoy 
it ading it. Sinee the time this letter 
w as written tlie writer has been ex- 
' ri isyig a public gift. 

Yours in love, 

J. R. JONES. 
Pu volution Mills, Greensboro, N. C. 
Ash Hill. N. C, April 6, 190.''>. 
Mr. J. R. Jones, 

Dear Brother: — I gladly received 
If letter dated March 31, 1905, and 
hid that when I read it that the 
biotherly love was manifested in my 
poor soul, and when my wife was 
reading it I felt like I had not been 
(leeeived in a vision I had last Octo- 
lif r. I feel like telling something 
■ iliout it. 

It seems like 1 saw it as clear as I 
' i r saw anything in my life and I 
i \\ a> not asleep . 



It appeared to me as though there 
was a level country where I was 
standing, and south of where I was 
there appeared 40 yards before me a , 
round high hill or mountain and on 
the side nearest to me I saw a group , 
of oxen with their heads toward the 
top of the hill as though they were 
desirous to go to the top of it. They ' 
appeared to my view the third time '; 
and they were all under yokes and : 
appeared to be heavily burdened and i 
were pressing toward the top of the ' 
hill. And there were of them that ' 
appeared to be old oxen aQ>i were un- 
der a yoke together, and I felt like 
o)ir (if till- (lid ones represented me, , 
iiihl I fl it the burden that he was • 
heai-iiig- ill ]iiy body, and beneath the 
yoke was the the place to get relief. : 

And this Scripture came on my 
mind with power: "Take my yoke 
upon you and learn of me for my i 
yoke is easy and my burden is light." ^ 
And I never wanted to talk to my 
people worse in ray life and I am per- ' 
suaded to believe that God's people j 
often refuse to ])erform the duties that 
are resting upon them and are left 
to grope ill darkness because of their 
rebellion, and I want to impress this 
language on the brethren and sisters' \ 
mind, that all who have been the re- j 
cipients of the Lord's salvation, that 
is eternal salvation, that Christ is the ! 
author of, be obedient in working out 
our own salvation. When He has re- 
deemed ns from s^ great a death he ' 
lets us know by a still sweet voice i 
what our duties are and this salva- \ 
tion is to be worked out with fear and 
trembling, for it is God that works ■ 
in his people to will and to do of his 
own good pleasure. 

If all of God's people would do as ; 
they*are fnstructed to do by his reve- 
lations there is no telling how much 
enjoyment we would ^Ave here in 
this world. I don^t fi^Kwan do thin 

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subject justice, but I find more relief 
in pressing toward the mark for the 
prize of the high calling of God in 
Christ Jesus than any other way, so I 
Avill leave the subject at present. 

I want you to visit us again soon 
and make a long stay with us. I want 
a long talk with you on the subject 
of religion and tell you a whole heap 
about what I have experienced since 
I saw you last. 

I will close at present, so brother, 
farewell. W. J. KEY. 



Elder P. Bf Gold, 

Dear Brother, in the Fellowship of 
the Gospel of Christ: — I arrived home 
on Friday evening, November 3rd, 
and found all well. The memories 
that ;ii-e mine of my association Avith 
thi' people of God in North Carolina 
during' all of last month are pleasing 
iml(M'<l to my spirit. To worship God 
ill spii-it, to rejoice in Christ, the fel- 
lowship and companionship of the 
saints are all, our new covenant her- 
ita<i-e, and my soul Avould love and 
adore tlie everlasting God that he has, 
1 trnst, given me a place in the house- 
hoUl of God. While at your home 
and on other occasions also your com- 
pnnionship with me a poor sinner is 
I'l a saered, comforting remem- 
hi anoe. Our companionship, so bless- 
ed, is in those divine and eternal re- 
fijities treasured up in ourCovenant 
Head, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Re- 
deemer. 

There is a line of a hymn that you 
repeated several times to me in con- 
versations, and it has been so much 
in my thoughts ever since. Here are 
the Avords: "Our wishes all above." 
Of course you recall the circumstance 
that occasioned you to repeat that 
line a number of times. 1^ surely is 
all the fruit of divine life, and the 
teachings Jj^^je Holy Spirit within 
our souIiMPmLle dead io sin our 



thoughts and desires ever rise so 
high, we mind mere earthly things. 
But 0. when a quickened sinner is 
givoT- somf glimpses of "those things 
Avhich are above where Christ sitteth 
on the rifi'hl hand of God" then our 
yearnings mount up, our affection 
flows fri-th to reach and to dwell in 
the realms of the blessedness of the 
gospel of Christ. Here "mercy and 
truth are met (' together ; righteous- 
necs and peace have kissed each oth- 
er." 

0 Lord, thou hast a mighty arm; 
strong is thy hand, and high is thy 
aight hand. Justice and judgment 
the the habitation of thy throne ; mer- 
cy and truth shall go before thy face. 
Blessed is the people that knoAv the 
joyful sound; they shall walk, 0 
Lord, in the light of thy countenance. 
In thy name shall they rejoice all the 
day ; and in thy rightevjdsness shall 
they be exalted." j 

Jesus is enthroned upon the holy 
hill of Zion. There he reigns our 
Priest and King upon his throne. He 
is our Redeemer, Friend, crowned 
with glory and honor, the Lamb that 
was slain but now liveth again, "the 
Lamb in the midst of the throne." 
0, Lord, here let my afiection be set, 
on things above, not on things on 
the earth. May I reckon myself to be 
dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto 
God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 
Then, dear brother, surely the fruit 
Avill be that Ave shall be found morti- 
fying our members which are upon 
the earth. 

"Jesus is all T Avish or want, 
For him I sigh, for him I pant, 

Let others after earth aspire, 
Christ is the treasure I desire." 

Tf it is this Avith us then our rela- 
tions Avith our brethren, the household 
of God Avill be in harmony Avith the 
joyful sound of the goings of mercy 
and tniib be€ore the fa^ce of o«r God. 



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180 



"We shall then in truth be found put- 
ting ofl all those : anger wrath, mal 
ice, plasphemy, filthy communication 
out of our mouth. — Col. 3:8. All is 
sacredly blessed in this chapter unto 
the end, and brings your verse very 
agreeably to my mind again: 
"When free from envy, scorn and 
pride, 

£)ur wishes all above, 
Each can a brother's failings hide. 

And show a brothdt's love." 

But I will not burden you with my 
writing. ^lay the Lord continue his 
lovingkindness unto you, and yours, 
and may peace and felloAvship in the 
jpospel of Christ continue in the 
churches of Christ that it was my 
happiness to be among so recently in 
North Carolina, 

I am your brother in hope of eter- 
nal life in Christ Jesus. 

FREDERICK W. KEENE. 
North Berwick, Maine. 

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"R«moTe not the ancient Undmjirk 
which thy fathers have let." 



P. GOLD Wilson. N. C. 

P G LESTER iHovd. Va. 

VOL. L. NO. 8 

Entered at the prstoffict at Wilson a« 
second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, MARCH 1, 1917 



EDITORIAL. 

SEPARATED 
Pa.ul speaks of being separated un- 
tothe gospel of Christ, and I am think- 
ing as to what this word separate 



meant to him, and whether it should 
mean anything less to those whom 
the Lord calls to the work of the min- 
istry' in this day. It is true Paul as 
an Apostle had a different calling 
from that of Timotliy, and yet was 
Timothy, and are not we as certainly 
and as fully separated unto the gos- 
pel as preachers, teachers, evangel- 
ists and pastors as was Paul in 
apostleship? There are divers opera- 
tions, but all of the same spirit and 
all to profit witlial. The work of the 
s])irit is complete in all of its phases, 
whatever their relation one to anoth- 
er. But the character of "^e separa- 
tion is the thought under considera- 
tion. 

I can readily see how he could have 
been separated from some things, 
from many things, yea from all 
things; but to be separated unto a 
thing does not so readily and clearly 
appear. There seems to be but the 
one thing unto which he is separated, 
which must have appeared to him to 
be the most momentous thing to 
which all things else must stand, and 
to Avhich they must sustain their re- 
lation truly, though they be in their 
nature and character directly contra- 
ry and contradictory. 

In this separation is revealed a ho- 
ly calling, in which the function or 
work designed is so clearly and decis- 
ively penned as to leave no question 
as to what it is, and where it is. And 
the one thus separated comes to but 
the one thing, and is given to know 
its fullness, virtue ana power, and 
finding nothing at hand but the 
King's business immediately he con- 
fers not with flesh and blood, but 
straightway preaches Christ the way, 
the truth, and the life — salvation by 
grac%, wBich is the gospel of Christ. 

Now it seems to me that one thus 
separated unto the POM^ of Christ, 
and thereby made sovJ^rteinly sure 



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of that UNTO which he is separated 
ought to and does as surely and cer- 
tainly know those things PROM 
which he is separated. And that as 
he is separated unto the gospel he is 
separated from every thing else. The 
word separate does not admit of any 
other conclusion. There can be noth- 
short. of such decisions as a holy call- 
ing must imply. In this separation 
there is a holy calling in which there 
is a thorough supplying, or a thor- 
ough furnishing, unto all good works. 
In the gospel we have the assurance 
that God will supply all of our need 
according to His riches in glory by 
Christ. 

This gospel unto which Paul was 
separated is in the church, the salva- 
tion rendered in it is in the church, 
the subjects of this salvation all in 
the church, the promises are all yea 
and amen in Christ in the church. 
There are no gospel dispensaries out- 
side of the church. The man who is 
separated unto the gospel pitches his 
tent in the church, and serves there, 
and should live there. The sound of 
his preaching may reach to the ends 
ofthe earth, but it emanates from the 
midst of the church. 

The old Elders used to say: God 
calls us from nature to grace, trans- 
lates us from the darkness to light, 
from satan unto Himself, and com- 
mits unto us a dispensation of His 
gospel. The man who is called to the 
work of the ministry, and assigned to 
the feeding of sheep is expected and 
required to be a member of the 
church, and to live and serve in the 
midst of the church and of the bi'eth- 
ren. And the gospel unto which he 
is separated requires that he meditate 
upon the things thereof, ?nd p;ive 
himself wholly unto them, that his 
profiting may appear in all things. 

The greates|,ilack among our peo- 
ple, especially in the South land of 



our country, is directly involved in 
the matter under consideration. Paul 
says: "Do these things that thy pro- j 
fiting may appear." I dare say the 
Apostle's injunction is according to 
the gospel, therefore ones profiting j 
does not appear who does not medi- ] 
tate upon the things of the gospel un- , 
to Avhich he has been separated, aild ; 
does not give himself wholly to them. 

If one called io the work of an , 
evangelist, a pastor, or a teacher \ 
abides and serves faithfully in his 
calling, he has no right to tie his 
hands in other matters, and he will j 
measure up to the full requireynents j 
of his gift, to the full proof of his 
ministry, and the profiting will appear 
in the flock that feeds at his hand. 

The work of the ministry is in the 1 
gospel Canaan, in which seed time ] 
and harvest are perpetuated. The 
Saviour said : Say not yet four months ' 
until harvest, for the fields are now ' 
white unto harvest. The gospel la- 
borer sows, reaps and treads out the 
corn as he goes, even "as ye go 

"i\o.h." "We are not to muzzle the 
ox that treadeth out the corn, there- j 
fore this gospel laborer sows, reaps, i 
threshes and eats as he goes. As he I 
serves he is served. As he furnishes 
he is furnished. As he sows he reaps. ! 

As the priests served at the altar \ 
they lived of the things of the altar. 1 
And Paul says: "Even so hath the j 
Lord ordained that they that preach ' 
the gospel shall live of the gospel. 

Is it a thing to be truly expected in 
this day that the preacher of the gos- 
pel shall live of the gospel? That is 
what he shall be unto his wife and his \ 
little ones, eat bread and drink milk ! 
in common with the brethren of the « 
churches which he serves? Is that 
it? Yea, verily. Then wherever you 
find one thus living you will find one 
thus preaching, and vice versa. 

What about the rest of us? "Well, , 



atom LAKDMABK 



189 



we ai*e simply a lot of unfaithful, un- 
profitable servants, and onr congre- 
gations are like us; not somehow real- 
izing that we are poor and naked and 
hungry. How pleasing it must be to 
the pride of our carnal natures when 
we insist that we are zealously wag- 
ing the warfare of the good fight of 
faith at our own charge! And how 
strangely restful must be the feeling 
of brethren wlio tjoiigratulate them- 
selves upon having an able, faithful, 
humble, God fearing man who comes 
to them regularly, through all kinds 
of weather, without regard to other 
conditions, and preaches tiie gospel 
to thle^, being careful to say nothing 
to disturb the serenity of tlix>ir pecun- 
iary feelings. 

How long has it been since you 
heard one of our pastors tell a church 
of his charge that the scriptures teach 
that he should live with them, shar- 
ing with tham their liberal substance? 
How strange it is that for fear some 
one might charge us with preaching 
for money we will dodge the plain 
teachings of the scriptures of eternal 
truth, act unfaithful with our person- 
al convictions of a call to the work of 
the ministry, defraud ourselves, our 
Avives and our children, and impover- 
ish the minds and spirit of the breth- 
ren by encouraging them, in eff'ect, to 
withhold that which is meet. Tn the 
spirit of liberality there is health and 
growth and comfort in the truth of 
the saying that it is more blessed to 
give than to receive. Of this liberal- 
ity the pastor should obtain his sup- 
plies altogether from the brethren 

The pa.stor is in poor plight who 
preaches Saturday and Simday, and 
then has to dicker with the world, the 
flesh and the devil the rest of the 
time to make a meager support for 
himself and family. 

For one to attend upon the regular 
church services, visit the sick and the 
afflicted, and poor, pray with the dy- 



ing and bury the dead, and keep him- 
self in touch with the membership of 
his charge, the time left might in aU 
good propriety be restfully spent in 
the midst of his family. 

Paul said he had the same right to 
abstain from work, and to lead about 
a sister or a wife as might be accord- 
ed to other men. I presume as a man, 
he could appreciate Avith becoming 
viudcrstaiiding the domestic and so- 
cial diversions of life; and receive 
sui)])lies sufl:icient for a rainy day 
witiiout the fear of being called in 
question as to the orths^oxy of his 
religion, nor of his right, if he chose 
to eat bread in the sweat of his own 
face. He labored with his own hands, 
providing for honest things, not only 
in the sight of the Lord but also in 
the sight of men. But he did not en- 
tangle himself with the affairs of this 
life, nor was he chargable to any man, 
but taught that the man who would 
not work should not eat. P. G. L. 



Allsbrook, S. C, Feb. 1, 1917. 
Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear ^Ir. Gold: — I have been think- 
ing for some time of writing you 
and asking your opinion on a subject 
which has been on my mind now for 
some time. It is in reference to the 
death of infants as to where they go 
after leavmg this world. Suppose a 
child who is not elected, or rather em- 
braced in the co*^enant of God's chos- 
en elect before the foundation o^ the 
world should die in its infancy is it 
lost or is it saved? 

I've heard some say or argiie that 
they are saved by gr^ce like other 
folks. If God leaves them out in the 
beginuijig and has no ase for them 
why does he save them just because 
they happen to die in their infancy? 
According to my understanding, Mr. 
Gold, there are infants in torment, or 



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if not God does not call them (those 
not elected) to depart from this life 
till they are grown up to maturity, 
and only seen fit in His all wise power 
to call the elect to him in their infan- 
cy. According to my understanding 
God has no use for those not elected 
at any time, either in their infancy or 
at maturity. 

If I am wrong, Mr. Gold, I would 
be glad to get right, and I will thank 
you to please write me your opinion 
concerning the matter. Awaiting your 
reply, I be^. to remain, 

JTours most sincerely, 

ANDREW J. COX. 

Eemarks: — "The secret things be- 
long unto the Lord our God; but 
those things which are revealed be- 
long unto us and to our children for- 
ever, that we may do all the words of 
this law," Deut 29:29. 

There are things too deep for me, 
too high for me. I cannot attain unto 
them. Meddlers, such ais dtcempt to 
look into hidden things, that presume 
to pass judgment on things not reveal-, 
ed, such as offering strange fire, such 
as do not pray, keep back thy servant 
also from presumptuous sins, so that 
they may not have dominion over me, 
(Psalms 19:13-14 would do well to 
consider tliat to wait and hope and 
trust in God that cannot do wrong is 
the wise thing to do. 

The Lord knows our frame, and 
how frail wo are. If a man be ignor- 
ant let him be igrforant. There are 
worse things than ignorance. It doth 
not yet appear what we shall be. All 
my appointed time will i wait until 
my change come. Humble men feel 
that they do not know any thi of 
themselves. They commit their case to 
God. They know that the Judge of 
all the earth will do right. 

Has the Lord God made any thing 
He cannot manage, or dispose of 
righteously? 

I onc« heard a dear brother preach 



about infants djdng in their infancy, 
and he said, if they were elect of God 
they would be saved; but he did not 
know whether all infants that died in 
infancy were elected of God, and he 
also said the Bible did not say much 
about infant salvation. I said to him 
if the Bible does not say much abq^it 
that matter, had we not better ob- 
serve the Bible? way of treating it, 
and not say much about it, but let it 
rest where the Bible leaves it? 

We do not consider that infants 
are saved by their works, for they do 
not know their right hand from their 
left. Yet we know that they ^re sin- 
ners, or are conceived in sin, and 
brought forth in iniquity. 

One reason why so many people 
say that they have heard Primitive 
Baptists preach that there are infants 
in hell not a span long is because 
Primitive Baptists preach that grace 
alone san save an infant. 

The fact that so many die in infan- 
cy is proof that they are sinners. It 
Avas for the sins of His people that 
Christ died. He knew no sin, except 
by imputation. 

It is such as fear not to go where 
holy angels would not dare to go that 
intrude and presume to meddle with 
things too high for man. The devil 
lied to Eve and said to her: "Ye shall 
not surely die. For God doth know 
that in the day ye eat thereof, then 
your eyes shall be opened, and ye 
shall be as gods, knowing good and 
evil." Gen. 3:4-5. He is a liar and 
the father of it. 

What does Jesus say about the lit- 
tle children? "And they brought un- 
to Him also infants, that He would 
touch them, but when His disciples 
saw it they rebuked them. But Je- 
sus called them unto Him and said: 
"Suffer little children to come unto 
me, and forbid them not; for of such 
is the kingdom of God. Verily I say 
unto you, whosoever skall not reeoi 



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the kingdom of God as a little child 
shall in no wise enter therein." Luke 
18:15-1P. 

Most of us are too great in qur own 
view to be saved. None of the Lord's 
people ever becomes too helpless, or 
too weak, or too little to be saved. 
Nat many great, or wise, or mighty,' 
or ricli, or that feel they are great, or 
mighty or noble are? saved. "For ye 
see your calling brethren, how that 
not many wise men after the flesh, 
not many mighty, not many noble are 
called. But God hath chosen the 
foolish things of the world to con- 
foun(f liiie wise; and God hath chosei, 
the weak things of the world to con- 
found the things which are mighty. 
And base things of the world and 
are despised, hath God chosen, yea 
and things which are not to bring to 
nought things that are; that no flesh 
should glorj* in his presence." 1st 
Cor. 1:26-29. 

Little children are helpless. Per- 
haps there is not the young of any 
class as helpless as little children. We 
become helpless before we come to 
Jesus. Out of the mouth of babes 
and sucklings God hath ordained 
praise to still the enemy and the 
avenger. When the Christian is weak 
then he is strong. The lame take the 
prey. 

Many die in infancy, nor is it an ac- 
cident or a happen so. Christ showed 
his compassion on the widow and the 
orphan, the damsel, the old man, on 
all classes. He has power over all 
ik flesh to give eternal life to as many 
as the Father hath .given to Him. 
He saves of all classes. The blind re- 
ceive their sight, the lame walk, the 
deaf hear, the dead are raised up, the 
poor have the gospel preached to 
them, and blessed is he whosoever is 
not otfended in or toward Jesus. All 
that the Father giveth to Jesus shall 
come to Him "Come unto me all ye 



that labor and are heavy laden," said 
Jesus. When David's child died he 
said: "I shall go to him, but he shall 
not return to me." 2nd Sam. 12:23. 
When Job's children were slain he 
said, "The Lord gave and the Lord 
hath taken away. Blessed be the 
name of the Lord." Job 1^21. 

The Lord giveth not account of His 
matters. How good to have faith in 
God. There are mysteries that we 
cannot look unto. There is a veil 
cast over much. We must be still 
and know that he is God, .^d that He 
works all things according to the 
counsel of His own will. 

When Peter sought to know in 
what manner John was to be led, Jesus 
said to Peter, "If I will that he tarry 
till I come, what is that to thee, fol- 
low thou me." 

Why do so many of the Lord's peo- 
ple, .while under conviction for sia, 
and before they have any hope through 
grace that they are saved, wish that 
they had died ia infancy before they 
became such hardened sinners-! It is 
for our sinful na'ture and our sinful 
practices that Ave are burdened and 
suffer so much. It is not that we 
have hard thoughts of the justice or 
decrees or the electing love of (i 
towards His people. P. D. G. 



A COLD WINTt:R. 

Wc are now on the last month of 
winter ; and mucli of it has been win- 
try. Cold and Ifeat, day and night, 
winter and summer, seed time and 
harvest shall continue while the 
world stands. 

The times and seasons are put in 
God's hand. We know not what a 
day will bring forth. We do not 
ha\ie to %ianage time, nor decide what 
a day may bring forth. We are at 
no pains, nor labor in directing the 
rising nor setting of the sun, nor of 
guiding his course. We are not ex- 
pected to control any thing. The 



186 



course our tongue takes is not fixed 
by us. How little there is for us to 
do, yet that little we often neglect. 
Our time is so passed away that His 
healing mercy restores unto us much 
that should cause us to wonder at the 
goodness and long suffering of our 
God, who heals our diseases, restores 
to us that which He had not taken 
away, reminding us ever of our great 
indebtedness to Him for His mecies 
toward us. 

This winter reminds me of some of 
the weather of my boyhood days. 
Things aA much as they were of old. 
Day unto day uttereth speech, and 
night unto night showeth knowledge. 
While there is nothing new under the 
sun, yet the daily recurrence of sim- 
ilar things establishes the truth of 
the power and wisdom of God. 

We should pass the time of our so- 
journ here in thanksgiving to God 
for His daily blessings. P. D. G. 



WHAiT THINK YE OF CHRIST? 

It is a question directed to more 
than one — to many — to all. It is a 
question that miist come to all, and 
all must come to it. 

Christ is the One mediator between 
God and man. Man needs no other. 
All judgment is committed to His 
hand or disposal, for there is one Me- 
diator between God and men — the 
man Christ Jesus. All knowledge 
edge is possessed by Him, for there is 
no ease of which I|e is ignorant. All 
power is His, therefore no case is be- 
yond His knowledge. None are be- 
yond His comprehension. His wis- 
dom. His love of truth, His apprecia- 
tion of righteousness qualify Him for 
the final settlement of matters. He is 
a just God and a Saviour. 

But it is required that alll thai are 
the objects of His redress are those 
that come within the scope and pro- 
vision of His treatment are those that 
will forever apprpeciate His service, 



aud will forever own fiim as theif 
Saviour. Such marks and results, 
such effects follow His deliverances 
that forever they will be the praise of 
the glory of His grace. His work will 
stand and endure forever. Nor will 
ever a wrong one obtain that help, 
nor will it ever be misapplied, nor the 
wrong one be relieved. Nor will 2Hiy 
ever abuse that relief, nor will any 
ever deny the itiUness and the com- 
pleteness of His relief, nor that lie 
will not forever me indebted to the 
glorious Redeemer, nor will there ev- 
er be any corruption invading the 
perfection of that redemption. For- 
ever those saved shall be to tte praise 
of the glory of His grace. Such will 
be the unchanging, everlasting per- 
fection of that glory that there never 
can be any call for any change. 

While those that thirst not for Him 
never will have any love nor desire 
for purity, nor holy lifs, nor salva- 
tion, and will never have any desire 
to worship and love the Lord Jesus. 

P. D. G. 



REFERENCES REQUESTED 
In the last issue of the Landmark 
I made a statement that God -yrould 
bring every work or secret thing un- 
to judgment, that neither the grave 
nor death, nor hell, nor the sea, could 
withhold anything, but all must be 
given up, aud made reference to Rev- 
elation 20:1/3 to prove it. That scrip- 
ture reads, "And the sea gave up the 
dead which were in it; and death 
and hell delivered up the dead which 
were in them ; and they were judged 
every man according to their works." 
My meaning was in substance this: 
that no secret thing, it mattered not 
how deep buried, whether in the sea 
or in the grave, or in death, or in hell, 
could withhold or hide any of them, 
but that they should all b- b.-.ouf?ht 
who deny that there is an everlasting 



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186 



punishment for the wicked. But 
nothing can be hid from the eyes of 
God. He will bring every work into 
judgment, with every secret thing, 
whether it be good or whether it hi 
evil — for not the grave, nor the sea, 
nor death, nor hell can hide anything. 

P. D. G. 



Obituaries. 

RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT. 

Whereas God, in his infinite wisdom, 
did call from our midst our beloved 
Brother and Pastor, Elder Jesse A. 
AshbuVii, on the morning of October 
9th, 1916, therefore be it resolved, 

First. The church at Winston- 
Salem, in conference assembled, bow ^ 
submission to the will of Him whose 
mercy endureth forever. 

Second. That this church has lost a 
faithful and «i loving pastor, who had 
the heavenly Master's cause at heart, 
and who watched over the churches, 
entrusted' to his care, for good, and not 
for eviL 

Third. That we extend condolence 
to the bereaved family, other relatives 
and friends, and the churches which he 
faithfully served as pastor, ever look- 
ing to Jesus, the author and finisher of 
the Christian's faith. 

Fourth. That these resolutions be 
placed upon our church record, and 
copies be sent to Zion 's Landmark and 
Messenger of Truth for publication. 
ELDER S. J. REICH, 
(Brother) J. A. Thompson, Mod. 
"W. L. Teague, Clerk. 

W. L. TEAGUE, Committee. 
(Republished by request.) ■ 



JAMES H. BENNETT. 
Our brother, the subject of this obit- 
uary, was born in Virginia on Febru- 
ary lltli, 1834, and died at his home 



near ReidsviUe, N. C, on January 5th, 
1917. He was the son of "William Ben- 
net and Mary, his wife. They moved 
from Virginia when he was quite small. 
There were three of the brothers and 
two sisters and all of them lived to pass 
the three score and ten years, and all 
five of them were members of the Prim- 
itive Baptist church. The subject of 
this notice was the last of the family. 

He married Mary Lou Holderby dur- 
ing the civij.! war. He hired a substi- 
tute to serve in his stead while he 
came home to marry. There were ten 
cliildren bom to them. T?w of them 
died in infancy. There are two sons 
and six dii nolitcis Avho survive their 
fatliei'. 

■ M liis younger days he was imnivsse'^ 
Avith gospel preaching and would of- 
ten shed tears. This he took to be a 
weakness, and prayed that it might 
be taken away. Then for a year or 
two he ws hardened that he could not 
shed a tear for anything. In this con- 
dition he suffered much from hard- 
ness of heart. His convictions were 
deep and his burden heavy until Aug- 
ust, 1896. He was curing tobacco in 
South Carolina. There the Lord ap- 
peared to him in the forgiveness of 
sins and he was made very happy. 
This blessing came in the still hours 
of the night when no one was in two 
hiiles of him. From that time he was 
given to love the Lord Jesus as his 
Savior, and to hope in His holy name. 
He would get very low at times but 
his hope proved to be the anchor of 
his soul both sure and steadfast, and 
his faith, like the sure needle of a 
compass which is never out of order, 
ever pointed to .Jesus. He could be 
nothing with snr-h an experience but a 
tru.^ believer in the sovereignty of the 
eternal God, a true Primitive Baptist. 

The doctrine of the experience of 
God's mercy to poor sinners waa Kia 



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chief delight and while listening to it 
he would often weep. 

He united with the church at Wolf 
Island about the year 1900, and con- 
tinued a member there until 1915 
when he with his daughter moved 
their membership to the church at 
Reidsville. Perhaps no man was more 
firm in his convictions than brother 
Bennett and he would stand by them 
if he had to stand alone. 

He was as free from aeueit as any 
human could be. He never ceased to 
mourn because of what he feit to be 
his wicked life. He knew that words 
and acts cVme out of the fact that 
"The heart is deceitful above all 
things, desperately wicked," for it is 
from the abundance of the heart that 
the mouth speaketh. 

However many faults he had he was 
iilways truthful and honest. You al- 
ways knew where he stood on things 
M'hich he would discuss. 

For many years he had a Viry trou- 
blesome cough and suffered much be- 
cause of it. 

For the last year his daughter, sis- 
liM- Sclllie Bennett, left her school 
A\ oik and stayed by her father. Later 
Miss Mamie did the same. His desire 
was to have all of his children with 
liim and they came, as many as could, 
to be with him to the end. He prayed 
that the end would come, it came 
without suffering and pain. He went 
to sleep in Jesus Christ, our Lord, 
there to wait the day appointed of 
God when this mortal shall put on im- 
mortality, and death has been swal- 
lowed up in victory, and he shall be 
called to dwell with the Lord in glo- 
ry and to forever praise and adore 
Him who redeemed him from sin and 
death. ^ ^ 

I feel that he has left to his children 
the greatest of legacies, an honest re- 
port, a truthful life, and the blessed 



evidence that Jesus CJhrist is His Sav- 
ior. 

Some of them have given evidence 

that they too are born of God and 
therefore hope that when they are 
called hence they will be taken in the 
same glory and praise of the Lord 
forever. 

The Lord of life and glory comfort 
them and give them strength to tnfst 
Him. 

By one who loved him and them for 
the sake of our dear Lord. 

L. H. HAEDY. 

Atlantic, N. C. 



WILLIAM RANEY BUUPIi. 

T have been requested to Avrite for 
l)ublication a notice of the death of 
my uncle, Raney Burch. He was born 
in Pci-sou county, September 24, 1852, 
eldest of ten children of Elder J. A. 
and Maraaret Burch — died in a hos- 
pital at Oakland, Califo^^ia, Septem- 
ber 29, 1916, following an illness with 
diabetes. He was married three times, 
his first wife being Emma Cox of 
Goldsboro. The second time he was 
married in Atlanta, Georgia, and the 
last time to a Miss Stiver in Chicago, 
who survives him, also two daughters, 
Mrs. Herbert Anderson of Nr^w York 
City; Mrs. Clinton Beale of UiSion- 
toAvn. Ala.: two sons, Ernest of Ash- 
kosh,. Wis., and Howard of Oakland, 
California. He is also survived by 
one brother and four sister=?. 

While living in ' Atlanta, Ga., he 
united with the Primitive Baptist 
church there and was baptised 
by his father. In October and No- 
vember of 1915 he visited North Car- 
olina and Georgia. He seemed to en- 
joy being again in the Southland with 
his beloved ones and after returning 
to his home in California early in the 
New Year, he -wrote his sisters beau- 
tifully of his visit to his home church 
in Atlanta. 



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18S 



His request was should he die in his 
■western home that his body be ere- 
laated and the ashes be buried at 
Goldsboro, N. C. Funeral services 
were held in the parlors of the San 
fVanciseo Crematorium October 2. 
The urn is noAv in a niche at the cre- 
matorium but will later be removed 
and interred beside his first wife at 
Goldsboro. 

Am sure there are many who knew 
him who will be saddened to learn of 
his passing away. 

Ills niece, 
ETHEL SUMMERS. 

Burlington, N. C. 

» , W. M. BOYKIN. 

This dear brother, an excellent cit- 
izen, a very successful larmer, a 
faithful member of the Primitive 
Baptist church at Healthy Plains, a 
model man, was baptized by the writ- 
er, perhaps 35 years ago — and passed 
away from, this world of sorrow last 
autumn, after much suffering. 

He lea-ves a devoted wife and sev- 
eral children, grown and prosperous 
people. 

"We miss such a man as brother 
iBoykin who lived to a remarkable 
age, and then left this world without 
a stain upon his bright name. 

• P. D. GOLD. 



Appointments 



ELDEB J. D. VASS. 
Beaulah — Thursday after 2nd Sun- 
day in March. 
Bethany — ^Friday. 

Hannah's Creek — Saturday and 
3rd Sunday. 

Benson — Monday. 

' ' 1 ! 1 0 ^\■ s h i p — Tuesday. 

Coats — Wednesday. 

Durham — Thursday. 

Burlington — Friday. 

Winston-Salem — Saturday and 4th 
Sunday. 



UNION NOTICE. 

The Eastern Union is to be held 
with the church at Concord commenc- 
ing Friday befre the 5th Sunday in 
April, 1917. 

We invite all who have a mind to 
come and they will be met Thursday 
at Creswell by notifying A, W. Am- 
brose or W. E. White at Creswell, N. 
L. A. W. Ambrose, Clerk. 



Dear Bro. Gold: — Will you please 
state in "Landmark" that the Sec- 
tion meeting appointed at our last 
session to be held with Camp Creek 
church on second Saturd^ and Sun- 
day in April, has been postponed un- 
til the 5th Sunday in April, and Sat- 
urday before, at which time the 
Dutc'hville Union is appointed to be 
held at Camp Creek. Both meetings 
being held at that time. 

All lovers of truth cordially invit- 
ed. 

J. H. GOOCH, Church Clerk. 



Bro. Gold, the next Contentnea 
L'niou will be held at Pleasant Hill 
Saturday and 5th Sunday in April. 
We hope many of the brethren will 
visit us then. Can't you come too? 
Of late our Union has not been at- 
tended as well as it ought to be by 
preachers and we do hope to have a 
sood LTnion. If you can come pub- 
lish it in Landmark so all will know 
it. Visitors will be met in Rocky 
(Mount Friday afternoon and Satur- 
day morning. 

Your brother in hope, 

H. L. BRAKE. 



Raleigh, N. C, January 20, 1917. 

The Primitive Baptist church at 
Raleigh, N. C, in conference this date, 
having heard some dissatisfactory 
talk for some time, and also having 
heard of dissatisfartory talk abroad 
and fault-finding of the business of 



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this church transacted in our confer- 
ence at times in the past, wish to 
state, and do hereby invite and re- 
quest that if any Primitive Baptist 
I'hurch in good standing, 'or any indi- 
vidual member above suspicion and 
in good standing has any charge 
against any of the business proceed- 
ings of this church, or the pastor of 
this church, that such charge or 
charges be brought to this church in 
writing and in person, at our regular 
monthly conference on Saturday be- 
fore the third Sunday in March, 1917. 

We hej^^y also invite and request 
that each church of the Little River 
Association send one or more mem- 
bers as delegates or messengers to sit 
Avlth us in this conference; and espe- 
cially do we invite Elders and dea- 
cons of the churches of the associa- 
tion. The conference will be open to 
any Primitive Baptist out of the Lit- 
tle River Association also to sit with 
us or to present charges. 

By order of the church in confer- 
ence. 

Elder W. A, Simpkins, Mod. 
G. T. PoweU, Clerk 
N. B. Gully, 
J. L. Britt, 
Jas. E. Weathers, 

Deacons. 

N. B. — The minutes of our confer- 
ence are on record and will be open 
(fo^ inspection. Elder Isaac Jones 
will be asked to sit as Moderator. 
Meeting at 11 o'clock A. M. 



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I gladly recommend this water ii 
jie sick. Hotel open winter and sum 
'uer. Wattn- chipped from Rural Hall 
>l. C, at $1.50 per case of 12 half gaJ 
on.s and cases to be returned in 30 

I *ist summer my health became 
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ii vSprings, .n Stokes County, N. C, 
-f^aining there Lbout 12 days, 1 re 
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This water actu on the b!o-)d. tii^ 
!kiu, the bowels, kidneys, stomarb 
^atarrh, Ac. 



GIVE "SYRUP OF FIGS" 

J TO CONSTIPATED CHILD 



Delicious "Fruit Laxative" can't harm 
tender little Stomach, liver 
and bowels. 



Look at the tongue, mother! if 
coated, your little nun's stomach, liver 
and bowrls i.eiil eleaiism-; ai once. 



AVhoi 



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a teaspooaful of •■California Syrup of 
Figs," and in a few hours all the foul, 
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little bo\vcls \>: iiout q-riping. and you 
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Good news spreads rapidly and druggiati 

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Ask at any pharmacy for a quarter ounce 
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You apply just a few drops on the tender, 
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ZION'i LANDMAXK 



192 



SOUR, ACID STOMACHS. 

GASES OR INDIGESTION 



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e Course of Medic 



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In fact drugs seem to do them about as 
much har mas good for their systems rebel 
against all drugs. These are the cases which 
physicians call "stubborn" and "chronic" for 
the reason that they persist in spite of drug 
treatment. I do not refer to incurable dis- 
eases such as cancer and consumption, but 
to that larger class of functiora cHsorders 
which we meet every day, whtve the or- 
gans of digestion and elimination are im- 
paired. 

For this class of cases our best physicians 
snti our big city specialists send their 
v/ealthy patients to the m'ne.'al springs, 
where, in the grea; m^.lority of cases they 
are permanently ro<5tcred or decidedly bene- 
fited. But what about tie pocr j.nanwbo has 
nfit the money or the busy man or woman 
who cannot spare the time t spend several 
weeks or possibly months at a health re- 
sort? Shall circumstances deny them the 
restoration to health vhich Nature has pro- 
vided? Read my enswfer in the coupon at 
tl'.e bottom of this page 

I have i! e utmoFt confidence in the Shi- 
var Mineral Spring Waier for to it I ow« 
my lie.-itoration to healt'n and probably my 
lif'^ It Ins made tens of thousands of 
friends in all part of America and even in 
foreign countries, whose faces I have never 
seen. Yet I count them my friends for the 
Shivar Spring Water has bound them to me 
by lasting gratitude. 

I ask you to read their letters, a few sam- 
ples of which I publish below for your ben- 
efit, and if you find among theme any pn- 
couragement as to your own health do not 
hesitate to accept my offer which has no 
limits or conditions except those shown on 
the coupon. If you copid read the letters 




them similar to those printed below, you 
would not wonder that I make this offer dis- 
playing my absolute confidence in the rest- 
orative powers of Shivar Mineral Water. 
INDIGESTION. 

Savannah, Georgia. 
I was suffering with indigestion, stomach 
and liver disorders and all its train of hor- 
rifying phenomena for several,^months. I had 
lived on milk, soft eggs, shredded wheat, a 
very insufficient diet for an active working 
man, and, of course, fiom disease ard star- 
vation, was in a very lov/ ^^tate of nervous vi- 
tality and general debility. I cide-od ten g-^I- 
lons of your mineral water, v/hich I used 
continuously, reordering when necessary 
and ir four months gained twenty-nine 
'pouiicis, was sti'ong and perfectly well, and 
have worked practically every day since. 
It acts as a general renovator of the systj'im. 
I I'- escribe it in my practice, and it has in 
eveiy instance had the desired effects. It 
is essential to use this water in as large 
quai'titles as possible, for its properties are 
so h.^ppily blended and ;n such proportion 
that they will not disturb the most delicate 
cystem. It is puroiv Nature's remfedv. 

A. L K. AVANT, M. D. 

La Grai.go. Ga.. Nov. 25, 1914.^ 
I feel it my duty to suffering humanity to 
make public announcement of the benefits I 
have derived from Shivar Spring Water. I 
have been a sufferer for the past twenty- 
five years from indigestion and dyspepsia. 
After one week's trial of Shivar Water [ 
commenced to improve and after drinking It 
for four weeks I gained fifteen pound. I 
feel better and stronger than I have in 
twenty-five years. I strongly recommend 
this water to anyone with Gtoraach trouble 



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of any character, and truly believe it will 
cure ulcer of the stomach. I am writing this 
voluntarily and trust it will fall in the 
hands of many who are so unfortunate as 
to be afflicted with indigestion and nervous 
dvcpepsia. C. V. TRUITT, 

President Unity Cotton Mills. 



DYSPEPSIA. 

Baltimore, Md., April 30, 1914. 
^or many years I suffered with stomach 
' duble as a direct result of asthma. I con- 
sulted the very best specialist in this coun- 
trv. and spent quite a .arge sum of money 
in no' endeavor to get relief. However, I 
had about rome to the conclusion that my 
case was nopeiess. but by accident I hap- 
pened to .%et hold of on^ of your booklets, 
and decid' a to try Shivar Spring Water. 
After driaring the water for about three 
weeks I was pntirely relieved, and since that 
time hk^e s- offered but little inconvenience 
frcm my trouble. I cliee:-fully recom- 
mend the use of yo.-.r v/ater any one 
that mcv be suffei'ing -.■cm stomach trou- 
ble. 

OSCAR T. SMITH, 
Vice-Pres. Young & Selden Co., Bank Sta- 
tioners. 

Bu«na Vista, Va., Oct. 2, 1914. 
It is a great ple.isure to tell you that your 
water has been a great bonefit, I may say 
a great blessing, to me. My wife says It 
has helped me more than anything else I 
ever tried. I have been, for thirty years, a 
sufferer from stomach trouble. 

REV. E. K. r.OWE. 
Co-President Southern Seminary. 
RHEUMATISM. 

Leeds, S. C. 
I Have tested your Spring Water in sev- 
jral c.ises of rheumatism, chronic indiges- 
tion, Icifl'ir-v ati.l tiluldor troubles, and find 
ly in each case, and I 
mtinuously for a rea- 
iiice a permanent cure, 
li I -i iilood, relieve debility, 
stinuilati- ihe acti.) nof the liver, kidneys 
and bladder, aiding them in throwing off all 
poisonous matter. 

C. A. CROSBY, M. D. 

Florence, S. C. 
I suffered with indigestion and kidney 
trouble and a year ago was stricken with 
acute articular rheumatism; was helpless 
for months, and since using your Spring 
Water I am walking without any crutch and 
Imnroving daily. Indigestion much relieved. 
I wish 1 could write Shivar Spring Water in 
\y so that the world could become ac- 
ntcd with it. MRS. THEO. KUKER. 
BILIOUSNESS. 
Greenville, S. C, Feb. 26, 1914. 



For over two years, loUowing a nervous 
breakdown, I have suffered with a liver lo 

torpid that ordinary remedies were abso- 
lutely powerless. Under such circumstances 
I came to Shivar Spring and began drink- 
ing the water. Upon advice however, the 
first night I took a laxative; the second 
night a milder one. Since then I have 
taken none at all. The effect of the water 
has been remarkable — its action on my liver 
most marked, and my health and spirits 
greatly improved. I am satisfied that the 
laxative, followed by the water, was the 
proper treatment in my case. My condition 
is now perfect. S. A. DERIEUX. 

RENAL AND CYSTIC. 

Columbia, S. C. 
I suffered for eight years with kidney 
trouble and inflammation of the bladder to 
the extent that I would have target up dur- 
ing the night some five or six times. After 
using tihs water only a few days. I am 
entirely relieved and suffer no more effect 
of the trouble whatever. J. P. D. 

High Point, N. C. Oct. 6, 1»14. 
My wife had a bad kidney tro;:ble for ser- 
eral years. She has been using the water 
only about three weeks and it has already 
made her a new woman. Her color is much 
improved, her appetite is all that she could 
wish for, her digestion seems to be perfect. 
We give Shivar Springs credit for It all. 

■* T. O. S. 

GALLSTONES. 

Greenville, S. C. 
Shivar Spring Water cured my mother of 
gall stones, or, I might say, it snatched her 
from the hospital door, as the doctors had 
said nothing short of an operation would do 
her any good. After drinking the water she 
was able to get out of bed, and is today stout 
and healthy. I hope these few lines will be 
of help to some one suffering as niy mother 
did. W. J. STRAWN. 

Williamston, N. C, Oct. 3, 1914. 
My doctor said I would have to be oper- 
ated on for gall stones, but folnce I have 
been drinking your water I haven't had to 
ha ve a doctor. W. H. EDWARDS 

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SHIVAR SPRING 

Box 55T, Shelton, 8. C. 
Gentlemen: I accept your offer and 
enclose herewith two dollars ($2.00) for ten 
gallons of Shivar Mineral Spring Water. 
I agree to give It a fair trial in accord- 
ance with the instructions which you 
will send, and if I derive no benefit 
therefrom you agree to refund the prloe 
in full upon receipt of the two empty 
^emijobns, which I agree to return 
promptly. 

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To Prevent Old 
Coming Too Soon! 

(BY L. H. SMITH, M. D.) 

Toxic poisonfi in the blood are 
out by the kidneys. The kidi 
ns filters for such poi-(in,~ If 
to prevent old ai'e coming t )o so(.n ami 
increase our c', .mcts for a 1< .k^ iiio, we 
should drink i lenty ol p uo and 
take a little Amnic. 

AVI. en snfcrin^r f,oni backache, fre- 
quent or scanty uri.ie, rheumatic i)ainH 
here or there, or that constant tired, 
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overcome these disorders i.s inerely to 
obtain a little Anuric from your nearest 
irull^ist and you will quickly notice 
the grand results. You will find it 
many times more potent than lithia, and 
that it dissolves uric acid as hot water 
does supjar. 




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NERVOUS DISEASES 

We have repriated from a leading Health Magazine a series of articles by Dr. Bigga 
tr<;ating on Nervous Debility, Melancholia, Sexual Neurasthenia, Nervous Dyspasia 
and other nervous diseases. The articles explain the cause of these ailments and 
fully describe the treatment employed atthe Biggs Sanitarium in such cases 
A copy of the pamphlet will be sent FREE to any address on request. 

THE BIGGS SANITARIUM. Ashevllle. North Carolina. 



PALPITATION AND O', -t£R DISORDERS 
OF THET HEART. 

Weak hearts are exceedingly common. 
Directly you are conscious of the fact that 
you have a heart, it means that your heart 
is not acting normally and that it needs 
attenion. 

Every time your heart misses a beat its 
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Heart trouble, taken in its early stages, 
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more the treatment is delayed 'the Earder 
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Any of these symptoms may indicate 
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Swelling of Feet or Ankles, Pain under the 
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It urges the people to search the scriptures, and obey 
Jesus, the King in the Holy HiU of Zion, keeping them- 
selves unspotted from the world. 

It aims to contend for the mystery of the faith in God, 
the Father, Jesus, the Mediator, and the Holy Spirit, the 
blessed Comforter. 

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ZION'S LANDMARK 

DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF .TE8US CFTRTST 



621 West 179th St., New York City, 
October 15, 191)6. 

Dear Bro. Hall: — I am not unmind- 
ful of my indebtedness to you, but T 
realize my utter inability to draw a 
draft upon the Bank of Heaven to re- 
imburse you for your last good letter. 
You told me so many good things in 
that letter that I no longer feel able 
to speak anything to your comfort or 
edification, and it seems almost pre- 
sumption on my part to even attempt 
to write to one so far my superior in 
knoAvledge of spiritual things as I re- 
gard you. I am wondering if I know 
anything aright, and since I have 
sent your letter to Brother Gold for 
publication, I will not attempt to an- 
swer that, but shall content myself 
with an attempt to make a few obser- 
vations in connection with the lan- 
guage found in the second verse of 
the seventh chapter of St. Matthe-\\- : 
"And, behold, there came a leper and 
worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou 
wilt, thou canst make me clean." To 
me, this seems a most wonderful ac- 
knowledgement. First of all, this one 
felt that he was unclean, that he was 
a leper indeed, that there was not a 
sound spot upon which he could lay 
his finger, that he had a disease im- 
possible of cure by all the physicians 
of the land, that it was a loathsome 
disease, one that required his banish- 
ment from the presence of his kin- 
dred; he feels to be "alone," like a 
pelican in the wilderness, or an own 



in the desert; there is none so vile, so 
corrupt, so unfit or so unworthy as 
he ; that he is separate from his 
friends and has no right to intrude 
himself among them, for they seem so 
much better than he feels to be, iv 
he wonders if in all the world there is 
a companion for him. But, sec- 
oudly, the same light that hath shined 
into his wicked heart and given him 
a knowledge of himself hath also en- 
abled him to behold the glory of God 
in the face of Jesus Christ and by 
faith he ascribes all power unto Je 
sns, he confesses that even his case is 
not too liard for this Great Physician, 
but that he is able to heal him, that 
"thou canst make me clean." There 
is no questioning the power of God 
with him, for he has tasted and knows 
that the Lord is good and has beheld 
the Lamb of God that taketh away 
the sin of the world. He knows that 
Jesus need only speak the word in or- 
der that he might be healed and, 
therefore, his petition;; are directed to 
the only source frm which he can 
hope to find relief, and while he does 
not know that the Lord will give ear 
unto his cries, yet he ci'js, neverthe- 
less;, hoping that the Lord will be 
merciful unto even him. He has got- 
ten to the end of his row and hn,s ex- 
hausted all of his strength. The.'e is 
no place else to go. To whom shall 
we go? asked one of old. "Thou hast 
the words of eternal life." H's cnly 
hope is in what Jesus will do, if it is 



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his pleasure, and his resolve is "If I 
perish, I perish." Did this one who 
spake as never man spake, whose 
voice the winds and storms obey, 
who only need say, "Lazarus, come 
forth," and the grave gives up its 
dead, ever turn a deaf ear to the cry 
of such an one as this poor leper? If 
so, I cannot recall where it is so re- 
corded. The Publican said, "Lord be 
merciful to me a sinner," ind h<; went 
down to his house justified. This poor 
woman who had spei)*, all tliat she 
had only to grow wor''.}, said, Lord, 
save, I perish." Jesus puts xorth his 
hand and saves Peter. And in tliis 
case of the leper, it is declared tlint 
"Jesus put forth his 'land and touch- 
ed him, saying, I will; be lliou clean. 
And immediately his leprosy was 
cleansed." His word is accompanied 
with power from on high and there is 
never any failr.re with Him. This in- 
cident occurre d just af t- r Ji^sas had 
come down from the monntiin where 
he had preached what we often hear 
spken of as JTis sermon on tlu- mount. 
So it wuld seem that poor leper also 
felt that it was is great condesconsion 
on the part of Jesus tha: he should 
even notice him, but in the face of 
all questions and doubts he possessed 
that God-given faith -:o believe all 
things were possible v/itti God and 
that He was able to wash and cleanse 
him from all his filth. 

Has there been any change during 
the past nineteen hundred years of 
God's way of bringing his people to 
know him the only true God and Je- 
sus Christ whom he hath sent? There 
has not. And if you and I have been 
made to cry unto the Lord to under- 
take for us and out of a heart of desti- 
tution to plead with him not to leave 
nor forsake us, is it not an evidence 
that we have been brought into fel- 
lowship with him who besought his 
Heavenly Father that "If it be possi- 



ble, let this cup pass from me," and 

who out of anguish of his soul was 
made to cry out, "My God, My God, 
why hast thou forsaken me?" This 
is the one who said on one occasion. 
The foxes have holes, the birds of 
the air have nests, but the Son of Man 
hath not where to lay his head. Did 
he faint in that experience? Surely 
not. He felt poor and needy, and so 
it would seem that when we are 
pleading our poverty, when we are 
acknowledging that we are sinners, 
when we are confessing that we are 
weak and helpless and naked, that of 
ourselves we can do nothing, that the 
Father doeth the work, that it is Je- 
sus who hath suffered and died and 
rose again in our behalf, that he hath 
finished the work which the Father 
gave him to do, that he hath paid the 
debt charged to our account and 
stands in our stead, and that all 
things are possible witn God who 
worketh all things after the counsel 
of his own will, ascribing unto him 
might, dominion and power, both now 
and forever; is not this worshipping 
Him in truth and in spirit? This kind 
of an experience abases the cdeature 
and exalts his Creator, it casts down 
man and lifts Jesus on high, it causes 
him to turn from self and trust ii 
God. He is now become such a char- 
acter as the Lord hath called blessed 
for he said "Blessed are the poor 
spirit; for their 's is the kingdom of 
God, for they shall be comforted. 
Blessed are they which do hunger and 
thirst after righteousness, for they 
shall be filled." 

To be poor in spirit, to mourn, to 
be meek and to hunger and thirst af- 
ter righteousness is crucifying the 
flesh and rebels against it, saying 
we will not have this man to rule ov- 
er us, but the death of the flesh is the 
life of the spirit, and so there are 
times when we are passing through 



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firey trials, wB.en our afflictions seem 
greater than we can bear, that He 
does come to us as our deliverer, he 
does take our feet out of the pit of 
the miry clay, he places them upon 
the rock upon which he has built his 
church, he reveals himself to us as 
our Savior, as our God, one to whom 
we can go in time of- trouble, upon 
whom we can call for help in time of 
need, and it is not strange, then, that 
we should praise him and adore him 
for his wonderful work.; lo the chil- 
dren of men. Who is like unto thee, 

0 Lord, among the gods? who is like 
thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in 
praises, doing wonders? Tliore is no 
likeness unto him for he is God alone 
and besides him there i> no S.ivior. 

Brother Hall, sometimes I fell that 

1 would like to praise him for his 
goodness to me .but when I attempt 
to speak to his praise words fail me 
and I am so often shut up and cannot 
come forth. I was in hjpis that. I 
would be able to write to His name's 
honor and glory tonight, but feel that 
1 have failed and that besides you will 
become l)ored before you reach the 
end of this attempt. I would love to 
hear from you sometime, even though 
I feel this undeserving of a reply. 

With love to you and v ) u'.3 1 am, 
Your unworthy brother, 
R. LESTER DODSON 



Dear Rro. Gold: — 1' heiewith send 
you a capy of tlie ^Messenger of Truth 
of October, 1914, with the request 
that you republish a piece A\Titten by 
one (Sister Minnie Corder) in Zion's 
Advocate, headed "Timely Admoni- 
tion." It does seem to me that it is 
so full of facts that surely it would 
serve as a good dose of medicine on 
those that are afflicted with the 
things mentioned therein, for I feel 
in part, to be one of those described, 
not that I engage in card playing, 
shows, theaters, pieincs, etc, but my 



daily walk and conversation is not 
what it seems to me it should be, and 
have no one in the world to blame but 
myself. Sometimes I try to pack it 
ofl on the devil, thereby excusing my- 
self, but when that Divine knowledge 
that I hope I am in possession of, is in 
exercise, it teaches me that that 
won't do, so I am left without a cloak 
for my sins and I am made to rea li ze 
what the writer meant when he said, 
be .sure your sins will find you out. 

I hope that I have been bom again, 
but there is something about me that 
loves sin as well as it ever did, which 
I understand is this natural life, or 
spirit, that we possess, and our mind 
or soul is the part that has been 
quickened unto divine life. Then we 
have a natural life that ends with our 
natural death, but the spiritual life 
that dwells in the soul never dies, but 
the carnality that dwells in our nat- 
ural mind and body has dominion in 
part over our natural life and our 
bodies are servants to these lusts, 
thereby bringing us into captivity, 
but this spiritual life governs the 
body to a considerable extent only 
when the new man, the stronger, is 
reigning in us, in a manifested sense 
to us, and the Holy Ghost stirring up 
our pure miuds, bringing the things 
of Christ and what He has done for 
us to our remembrance are we enabled 
to rejoice in the hope of the glory of 
God and have no confidence in the 
flesh, and this being accompanied by 
faith enables us to look beyond all 
time and time things. And then we 
are enabled to overcome the obsta- 
cles that appear as mountains and 
sycamore trees in our way, and run 
race with patience, ever looking unto 
Him who is the author and finisher of 
our faith. So you see if faith was in 
exercise all the time we would not 
have the trouble we do have, but we 
are helpless to attain unto those 
things as we would like to, and so our 



ZION'S LANDMABK 



troubles of ever^ description teach 
us something, but our hope is when 
we fall asleep in Jesus we shall rest 
under the altar in the paradise of 
God until the appointed titu" of the 
Father, when these vile bodies \^ill 
be quickened by the same .spi'-Ji. au',1 
power that our souls were h^co jh 
time, and then the pro.".--^ i> iliai v e 
shall be cau^J-ht up to.^o.'iim' to m^;' t 
the Lord in the air an<i so shuU W3 
ever be with the Lord. Amen. 

Bro. Gold, my pen has Lullovv^cd my 
mind. You can do as you please with 
this. With best desires for you and 
family, I remain, 

JOHN R. SMITH. 
Reidsvilie, N. C. R. No. r, 

P. S. 1 have not received the arti- 
cle mentioned by Bro. Smith. P. D. G. 

Elder P. ,D. Gold, Dear Brother:— 
The church at Canaan request you to 
publish the following ordination of 
Brother G. W. Herndon, Sunday, De- 
cember 17, 1916. 

After preaching by Brother Hern- 
don, the Presbytery composed of El- 
ders N. T. Oaks, E. 0. King, 6. W. 
Hundley and W. R. Dodd together 
with deacons AV. B. Briant and T. C. 
Dodd of Canaan; T. H. Oakes Straw- 
berry; C. C. Dodd, Mt. Springs, were 
called to examine the qualifications of 
Bro. G. AV. Herndon. They chose El- 
der N. T. Oakes, Moderator and El- 
der AV. R. Dodd spokesman who pre- 
sented Brother Herndon. The neces- 
sary questions were asked by Elder 
N. T. Oakes who found him orthodox 
and after the laying on of hands by 
the Presbytery prayer was offered by 
Elder G. W. Hundley. 

The charge was also given by Elder 
Hundley after which Brother G. AV. 
Herndon was set apart to the full 
work of the ministry. 

Elder N. T. Oakes, Moderator, 
R. Y. Blair, Clerk. 



Dear Brother Gold:— The fifteenth 
of this mouth my subscription expir- 
es to the Landmark, and as I do not 
wish to get behind with a single num- 
ber, will hasten to renew. Brother 
Gold, I did not think last spring and 
summer that 1 would be living to re- 
new my subscription, but God willed 
it otherwise. 1 was troubled with a 
weak heart, and at times felt that I 
could not live, then had a carbuncle 
whieh lasted four months. Oh, I was 
so very feeble, felt that 1 was as well 
as i ever should be on this earth, ex- 
pected death at any time, and at 
times was reconciled and made will- 
ing to go. God in mercy saw fit to 
spare my unprofitable life to the pres- 
ent. Surely, surely, God has blessed 
me, and 1 can say as one of old, that 
goodness and mercy have followed 
me all the days of my life, and I hope 
I shall dwell in the house of the Lord 
forever. 

Brother Gold, if not deceived, I do 
desire to praise and thank Him for 
the many blessings so lavishly be- 
stowed on me from the earliest dawn 
of my existence to the present, but 
can't feel that I do, so will have to 
beg Him for a heart to love, praise, 
adore, and serve Him better. 

As writing seems a task, will close. 
I\Iay the Lord ever bless you and 
yours, is the prayer of a very little 
sister in Christ I hope. 

MRS. JANE B. HARDEE. 
Greenville, N. C. 



Dear Bro. Gold: — Enclosed please 
find check for $2.00 (two dollars) to 
pay for my paper another year. 

The Landmark affords me great 
pleasure when I am plessed to unde.' 
stand the good pieces contained 
therein. Hoav delightful to feel the 
presence of Jesus either when one is 
reading, writing or listening. Surely 
were it possible for each person oil 



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earth to know this pleasure there 
would not be so many obstacles in the 
way. Sometimes I havj tcea to my 
meetings under so man"- trying d:;?i- 
culties that I would resolve in my 
mind to give up never to try again 
and before more than one song was 
sung I'd declare that to feel the pres- 
ence of Jesus and to worship with the 
dear saints on earth was worth all 
my effort and I'd rather be deprived 
of any pleasure than this, for as a 
writer has said it's meet and drink, 
the very essence of my soul. 

The Lord hii3 blessed us \vi:b such 
a bright Sabbath day after a bad 
spell of winter weather and no doubt 
some are now enjoying the sweet gos- 
pel, as it is preached. I can praise and 
bless His holy name, for my Uttte 
family are in usual heaitn and are 
with me and it is a wonderful bless- 
ing. I hope the dear Lord will spare 
my unprofitable life to see them men 
and women. 

Desiring to be remembered in your 
prayers, I am, 

Humbly I hope your sister 
ELLA W. RICHARDSON. 
Keeling, Va. -o 

Dear Elder Gold: — Since you saw 
my dear old mother last May, 1916, 
at Welsh Tract, Delaware Association 
sbe has been oft'licted with ahnost to- 
tal blindness. A few days ago a friend 
of hers sent her the enclosed words, 
presumably by Luther, an I they wen 
a comfort to iier in h ;r aff'-ctiori :iiul 
tribulation, and the sentiment of 
these words is soft and sweet to me, 
also. There is such a strong, sweet 
app<^al for a passive submission to His 
will in our afflictions as they appear 
to us. There si ims to i)e su^b an in- 
spiration of faith infused in the heaii; 
through His grace to the writer of 
this poem, and it comes into my heart 
with such sweetness that I hope it 
may comfort otherg whatever th«ir 



aiilictions may be, berea/'ment, bodi- 
ly pain or otherwise, to these expres- 
sions seem to be of grace. 

If it will not crowd out yoiir other 
matter, kindly publish it in the Land- 
mark, if you deem it proper material 
in your good and most welcome pa- 
per. Unworthily yours, 

J. B. MILLER. 



STU.LNESS. 
Be silent to God: Let Him mould . 
thee. — Luther. 

Thy lesson art thou learning, 

O tried and weary soul? 
His ways art thou discerning, 

Who works to make thee whole? 
In the haven of submission 

Art thou satisfied and still? 
Ai't thou clinging to the Father, 

'Neath the shadow of His will? 
Now while His arms enfold thee, 

Think well. He loveth best. 
Be sliil ad He shall mould thee, 

For His heritage of rest. 

The vessel must be shapen 

For the joys of Paradise, 
The soul must have her training 

For the service of the skies j 
And if the great Rehner 

In furnaces of pain 
Would do His work more truly. 

Count all His dealings gain. 
For He himself hath told thee 

Of tribulations here; 
Be still and He shall mould thee, 

For the changeless there. 

From vintages of sorrow 

Are deepest joys distilled. 
And the cup outstretclied for healing 

Is oft at Marah filled. 
God leads to joy through weeping. 

To quietness through strife. 
Through yielding into conquest, 

Through death to endless life. 
Be still. He hath enrolled thee 

For the kingdom and the crown; 



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Be silent, let Hjm mould thee 

Who calleth thee His own. 
Such silence is communion, 

Such stillness is a shrine; 
The fellowship of suffering 

An ordinance divine. 
And the secrets of abiding 

Most fully are declared 
To those who with the Master 

Gethsemine have shared. 
Then trust Him to uphold thee 

For His Presence and for Home, 
i •- f , 
For Resurrection stillness 

There is Resurrection power; 
And the prayer and praise of trusting 

May glorify each hour; 
And common days are holy. 

And years an Eastertide, 
For those who with the Risen One 

In Risen Life abide. 
Then let His true love fold thee, 

Keep silent at His word; 

0 rest thee in the Lord. 



Some hold the doctrine of God's 
predestination as not making man ac- 
countable for his deeds. The doc- 
trine of i)rcd("stination is only knoAvn 
by those whom God has been pleased 
to reveal it unto them. Paul iises the 
word predestinate in his letter to Ihe 
Romans and the word predestinated 
in his letter to the Ephesians and in 
both letters he calls attention to what 
God has wrought and further than 
this we have no authority to declare 
and can take some comfort if we have 
attained unto the hope in the mercies 
proceeding from God's predestina- 
tion. 

Somehow I believed in predestina- 
tion before I believed or hoped that 
God had for Christ's sake been merci- 
ful to me a sinner and my belief at 
that time I am satisfied was accord- 
ing to carnal reasoning and not of 
faith. 

Man's accountability unto God is 
clearly sat forth in Scriptures from 



Adam on down through all the suc- 
ceeding generations. The Son of God 
is subject unto God that God may pe 
all in all. 

By one man's (Adam's) disobedi- 
ence many (all of Adam) were made 
sinners. The apostle does not place 
the accountability above man but 
confines it to Adam. The Apostle 
James says "Let no man say when he 
is tempted that he is tempted of God, 
God cannot be tempted with evil nei- 
ther tempteth he any man; but every 
man is tempted when he is drawn 
away of his own lusts and enticed. 
We occupy dangerous grounds if we 
assume an authority above the apos- 
tles in our views or declarations. Let 
us hold fast the form of sound words 
as taught of the Apostles who give us 
sound doctrine both in strong meat 
and sincere milk of the word — any 
thing that does not savor of this is 
not edifying or comforting. 

The penalty of man's disobedience 
unto God was death, the penalty of 
Israel's disobedience unto God was 
death, each in its peculiar sense, we 
who have been translated from 
Kingdom of God's dear Son. if 
live after th.e flesh, we shall die, but 
if Ave by the Sjiirit do mortify the 
deeds done in the body, we shall live. 
If we sow to the Spirit we shall of the 
Sjnrit reap life everlasting. 

In whatever condition we are upon 
this earth we are accountable unto 
God. The apostles abundantly 
prove this in their Epistles and we 
believe they were given to decdare 
the truth as it is in Jesus. 

J. M. FENTON. 



A NEW DOCTOR. 
Dear Brother Gold:— I thought I 
would pen a few of my thoughts and 
meditations had of late for the benefit 
of some who have requested me to re- 
late the experience of our daughter, 
Matilda for publication in the Land- 



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mark. 

I have lately been made to realize 
that the blessings of our Lord are 
above and beneath and all around us 
and yet sometimes we get down so 
low we conclude His mercies are 
clean gone forever and that He has 
forgot If 11 . < 

Now the experience we have had in 
our home of late has brnughr, the (ir- 
cumstance of the blind man when Je- 
sus spit upon the ground and made 
clay of the spittle, then comnuindiiig 
him to go wash in tlie pool of Sih)iim 
and he received his siglit. Now this 
man was of age and was qualified to 
testify before and in the presence of 
those who were doubting tne power 
find authority of performing such 
Vonderful miracles, and they cont- 
inued to press this poor man until he 
made use of this language: "One 
thing T know, wherein I was blind 
now I see." Wliat wonderfully con- 
vincing evidence which for us estab- 
lishes his healing power as a Great 
Physician, not only having power to 
heal but we see Him step up to the 
bier of the widow's only son and raise 
him from the dead and restoring him 
to his mother, establishing the sacred 
fact that He is God of the dead as 
well as of the living. 

But back to the experience in our 
home, which I believe has created a 
desire and zeal to write you. 

Some eight weeks ago our daugh- 
ter ^Intilda, avIio is a member of the 
Primitive l^>aj)tist church here at 
High Point, Avas suddenly struck 
\\-ith inflammatory rheumatism. My 
choice of physicians Avas Dr. W. J. 
McAnnally who attended her regu- 
larly and faithfully, visiting her once 
and twice a day. Still the disease 
continued to spread affecting all her 
limbs and finally reaching her heart. 
Finding from the doctor that her case 
had becora(* critical, he and I agreed 



that next morning we would call in a 
new doctor by the name of Doctor 
Mann. Her lower limbs had become 
terribly swollen and dravra and it re- 
quired us a long time to get her out 
of bed Avhen necessary. I was in 
much trouble concerning her but 
somehow after leaving a good fire in 
the grate I went off to sleep and knew 
nothing more until twenty minutes af- 
ter twelve o'clock when she called to 
me and asked me if I had seen the 
"new doctor." T said no, has he been 
here? She answered, "yes, and he 
just left as T spoke to you. He has 
been here about an hour." Her lit- 
tle sister, twelve years old, was sleep- 
ing beside her, and when I reached 
the bedside the child said: "Papa, 
]\Iatilda has been trying to show me 
the new doc'^c.r for quite a v.h:)e and 
I couldn't see him." I said, Matilda, 
you surely have been tlrec'Ta.rig. She 
answered: "Papa, I have not been 
asleep tonight, besides if you don't 
thing he has been here there is one of 
my '.egs he slia'ghtened and cured," 
at the came time moving her leg at 
will. I certainly was astonished and 
I began to inquire how and in what 
manner he had healed her leg so sud- 
denly and I asked how he looked. 
She began to rescribe him in the most 
simple way as though she really 
thought it was the doctor that Doctor 
]\IlcAnnally and myself had agreed 
upon. She said he wore a uniform as 
white as snow and that all the time 
he was performing the operation he 
was smiling the brightest smile she 
had ever seen in mortal man, and the 
very touch of his hands was healing 
to her limbs. She said he washed her 
leg often taking out the old drawn 
leaders and piatting in new ones which 
looked like silk threads of different 
colors. She said she propped her 
head on a pillow and watched every- 
thing he did and when he had finish- 



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ed he told her to move her leg, which 
she did and found it well. She want- 
ed to awaken me and tell me what the 
new doctor had done but when she 
called he disappeared. She said, 
"Papa, he promised to come back to- 
morrow night and cure the other 
one." 

She told her little sister, while the 
new doctor was working on her, that 
if all the sick folks in High Point 
knew the doctor was here all would 
want him. 

The next morning in some way doc- 
tor McAnnally learned that his pa- 
tient was better and so he decided to 
come alone first and if it was necessa- 
ry to later 'phone for the other dos- 
tor. He arrived and smilingly said- 
"I'm sure you are feeling better this 
morning ^Miss Matilda." She answer- 
ed "Yes, no wonder, doctor, your 
new doctor came last night and cured 
one of my legs and promised to cure 
the other one tonight," and in her 
simple way related part of what I 
have written. And vdth a sweet smile 
on his face and with tears in his eyes 
the doctor said: "I hope he will come 
;i;rain tonight, He is ahead of all our 
doctors here." 

And sure enough the pain and mis- 
cry did leave the other leg the next 
night and she easily got out of bed 
herself 'and ever since she has been 
recovering fast. 

Brethren and sisters, in my night 
elothes I sat down by my fire and 
bowed my head feeling I was unwor- 
thy for this New Doctor to come un- 
der my roof, and but for the proof I 
would doubt all this myself and Ma- 
tilda has been interviewed so much 
and by so many she is in the same 
condition as the blind and can only 
say that her legs were so drawn with 
rheumatism that she couldn't move 
them and now they are healed. 

Now brethren, this may seem fool- 



ish to some, b it m has bton a source 
of great comfort to me. I surely feel 
that God has remembered His cove- 
iia::t II-. n ful' tc a t^- .:j-!ai:d genera- 
tions. 

Yours in love, 

SAMUEL MclVnLLON. 
807 E. Green St., High Point, N. C. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



■■Remove aot the aacierit landmark 
which thy fath(«rs have spt. " 



P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. ('. 

r a. f,Rs'rrK .-lovd v'?. 

VOL. L. NO. 9. 



at the p; ?tofTict. Wilson n* 
secord class im»itter. 



WILSON, N. C, MARCH 15, 1917 



EDITORIAL. 

HOW DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR 
WORK? 

Do you consider your occupation 
beneath you, or do you regard it as 
very important, and that you are not 
capable of showing it in its true val- 
ue, and hence you are endeavoring 
to improve your performance of it. 
If you value it as trifling, and you do 
not much care how you perform it, 
yon will never render good service 
nor improve your manner of render- 
ing the service, nor will you ever 
magnify your performance, nor will 
you exalt your office or position ; but 
you will lower the estimate that is 
placed on your work, because you do 
not cause others to highly esteem 
your labor, nor will they highly es- 



teem you. 

If you feel that you desire a nobler 
occupation or office than the one yoa 
are serving in, then you will make no 
progress in your work, nor command 
the respect of others, nor wUl you 
ever cause others to feel that you are 
a conscientious workman; uut others 
will consider that you aie not eager 
to contribute to the labor that is be- 
ing performed. 

if one endeavors to ao the very 
b st he can in what he is employed 
in, then he is striving to improve his 
labor, and dignify his occupation, be- 
cause he considers it worthy of better 
labor than he can render. He thinks 
that what is worth doing at all is 
worth doing well. 

If a man does not consider what he 
is engaged in as being important then 
he will never study to improve in 
the matter. 

Paul instructs Timothy to study to 
show himself approved unto God. 

Suppose that a man claims that his 
occupation is preaching the gospel 
but he does not consider it a higlil> 
important matter, could he say, 
"Who is sufficient for these things?" 
If one considers himself qualified for 
this high calling, then he wiU not 
seek the preparation that comes alone 
from God. If a man considers him- 
self equal to the performance then 
there will not be much effort coming 
from him. 

If one thinks he is greater than the 
business he is occupied in then he 
cannot contribute any thing in this 
juatter, for he considers himself 
greater than the labor he is perform- 
ing. P. D. G. 



SELF-GOVERNMENT 
"Wliat is the most important gov- 
ernment? "He that ruleth his own 
spirit is greater than he that takes a 
city." Men consider it a great tri- 
tunph to eaptare a city. But lie that 



rules his own spirit — he that com- 
mands his own affairs, that keeps his 
oAvii body under, he that rules his own 
matters is a great commander. He 
that brings his own body under has 
peace at home, and that is the best 
place to keep peace. Quietness and 
self-restraint have peace at home. 

Solomon says the fools eye is at the 
end of the earth. Then he sees things 
he ouglit not to see, and does not see 
things he ouglit to see. A proper in- 
spection of ones own premises, so 
that he keeps all his own affairs in 
good shape, will have peace at home. 

To know that a man keeps his own 
affaiis in proper shape is to proclaim 
a good case at home, of well managed 
affairs. A farmer who has his crops 
ill good healthy growing condition 
shows a well managed farm. To find 
Avhal a man's standing is at home is 
to prove that he is strong in his cita- 
del, or home, and hence that he rules 
his own spirit — has peace and plenty 
at homCr 

An individual man possesses the el- 
eiiH iits, the principles, the ministerial 
iii'Miihers, the faculties of subordina- 
tion, ])roviiled each member, each 
••oiiipoiiciii ])art, in harmony with the 
other members, so that there is no 
conflict, or strife, insubordination, or 
contention, no breaking out or over, 
no desire of any faculty or member to 
rebel, or withhold what it is expected 
to contribute, so that there is not con- 
flict. The tongue performs its part 
without munnuring, the eye sees 
nothing wrong, and fully does its 
part of inspecting, the ear is quick to 
hear, and makes no mistakes, the feet 
are nimble and active iii performing 
their part, th'e hands cheerfully ren- 
der their service, the mind is quiet 
and calm, so that the entire man is in 
peace with every member and faculty 
of the body, soul, mind and spirit, so 
that he is quiet and lowly, well behav- 
ed, and doing what is right and prop 



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er to be done, so that it is truly said, 
or could be said, he that ruleth his 
own spirit is greater than he that tak- 
eth a city ; is not this a case of a well 
governed man. This is a good case of 
self government, which is so very im- 
portant; P. D. G. 



THEY HAVE CORRUPTED THEM- 
SELVES. 

Any one considering the Avords of 
Moses, the man of God, surely must 
ascribe righteousness unto God. He 
is the Rock, His work is perfect; for 
all his ways are judgment; a God of 
truth and Avithout iniquity, just 
and right is he." Deut. 32 = 4 As-' 
cribe ye greatness unto our God. 

If all God's way is judgment and 
perfection, whence comes sm? Can 
we ascribe it at all unto God? No, in 
no wise. Israel hath corrupted them- 
selves. Duet. 32 :5. ' ' 0 Israel, thou 
hast destroyed thyself; but in me is 
Thine help. Hosea 13:9 Let no man 
say, when he is tempted, I am tempt- 
ed of God ; for God cannot be tempted 
with evil, neither tempteth he any 
man. But every man is tempted when 
he is drawn away of his lust and en- 
ticed. Then when lust hath conceiv- 
ed it bringeth forth sin, and when sin 
is finished it bringeth forth death. Do 
not err beloved brethren. Every good 
and perfect gift is from above, and 
Cometh down from the Father of 
light, with whom is no variableness, 
neither shadow of turning," James 
1:13-18. James says: "Blessed is the 
man that endureth temptation: for 
when he is tried he shall receive the 
crown of life, which the Lord hath 
promised to them that love him." 
This old fashioned doctrine strips the 
devil and false teachers, and apolo- 
gists for man's sins, by charging to 
God that cannot lie, and in whose doc- 
trine there is no falsehood, no shelter, 
nor, hifling plaee for a refuge of lies, 



or any excuse for sin. 

i'f our preaching, writing, or any of 
our conduct, furnishes any excuse or 
defense for our own sin, then we 
charge God foolishly. Sin comes from 
the wicked, or is from beneath. Wick- 
edness proceeds from the wicked. 

In the history of Israel is detailed 
in the Bible a people called out of the 
Avorld. Abram a Syrian by race, a 
sinner by nature and practice, is call- 
ed by tlx' Lord, and separated from 
his people. He becomes tlie father of a 
race of people the most noted in all 
the Avorld. He is called the father of 
the faithful. God is revealed, as the 
God of Abraham, and of Isaac and Ja- 
cob his sons of whom there sprang a 
race numerous as the stars of the sky, 
and as countless as the sand of the 
seashore. By the will and purpose of 
Almighty God they, when but few in 
number, were sent down into Egypt, 
then the most prosperous and flour- 
ishing nation on earth. A definite 
pre-appointnd number of years they 
dwelt in Egypt, becoming greatly op- 
pressed by the Egyptians. As the 
time of their deliverance from Egypt 
drew near they greatly multiplied, 
and the Egyptians began to dread 
them, fearing that they would rebel 
and join their enemies, so the Egyp- 
tians began to increase their tasks of 
hard labor, and they sighed by reason 
of their bondage, and cried to the 
Lord. He sent them Moses to lead 
them out of Egypt. With wonderful 
deliverances, such as had never been 
known, the power of the God of Israel 
was shown, Egypt was stript of her 
wealth, the proud King Pharoah was 
humbled and drowned with his chos- 
en men in the divided Red Sea, as 
they assayed to folloAv Israel through 
the sea. One of the most memorable, 
unmistakable deliverances ever 
known was there manifested where 
the Lord God threw the horse and his 



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rider into the sea, and showed that 
there is no god like the Lord God of 
Israel. The people saw this and sang 
a song of praise in celebrating that 
wonderful display of God's favor to 
Israel. 

Then He led them under a pillar of 
cloud by day, and pillar of fire by 
night, under the visi))le leadersliiji n; 
Moses 40 years through the great 
trackless wldcrness, feeding them 
from heaven, and giving them water 
from the Rock fliat followed, whirh 
was Christ. 

At times Israel would see and own 
the hand of God. But much of their 
time rebellion would iircak out. and 
murmuring against Hod and Moses. 
Unbelief stained and marred their 
wanderings iinlil all but two lliat liad 
come out of Egyi>t died in tlie wilder- 
ness. Israel had enough to rause 
them always to love and fear (lod, 
but it was demonstrated .n llieni tiiat 
we have an evil heart of uiilielief in 
dei)arting from tlir liviii-- (lod— that 
we do ah\-ay r.-r m ,,ur lu ai't. and are 
prom- 1o holir\e lies and worship 
false gfxls, ami thai thfi'f is no power 
in e'arth of o\ i i-roui iim- liiis sin. 

Mos.'s was a faithful, wonderful 
leader, wliom (iod honored as He did 
no other man, and Moses loved Israel 
and i)leaded and sufi'ered for them. 
He was the meekest man that ever 
lived, >vt llh-.c imii-niunn- Isra.'IHes 
provoked iiiiii to spiak unadvisedly 
with his lii)s. He could not lead them 
into the goodly land. He died iu sight 
of the land so long promised, a land 
flowing with milk and honey, and the 
Lord buried him embalmed in the 
sweetest vestments of loveliness, a 
type of tl\e Lord Jesus. 

Look in th(^ ;5t)th chapter of Deut- 
eronomy and see how the Lord told 
him that the people that Moses loved 
so much would forget what God had 
wrought for them, and how foolish 
and sinful they were, and how they 



would, after the Lord had caused 
them to inherit that good land, wor- 
ship false gods, and depart from the 
living God. and how foolish this peo- 
ple would be, and that God would cast 
them off and they should be delivered 
into the hand of their enemies. 

The Lord gave Moses a wonderful 
song to be sung as witnessed by them 
in the days of their captivity. They 
must remember the good days they 
had enjoyed, and that they could not 
sing the Lord's song in a strange 
lajid, yet they could not forget Jeru- 
salem. 

Who is so ungrateful as Israel? 
Who is so foolish? "Were it not that 
we are men of like passions, foolish- 
iH\ss, sifulness, and idolatry as they 
are we could not see or admit the 
l)ase ingratitude of sinful man to his 
Maker and his Redeemer. 

What more could the omnipotent, 
eternal God have done than he has 
done to Israel? 

In the mj'stery of redemption what 
He has done in Israel his people in 
sending, last of all his well beloved 
Son. and given him a perfect sacrifice 
— the Lamb of God verily foreordain- 
ed before the world began, and by 
whom he made the world, to be made 
sin for us, and bear our sin in His own 
body that knew no sin, in order that 
we might be made the righteousness 
of Cod in Him. It is truly said, what 
hath not God frought for His people? 
So fidl, complete and everlasting is 
this salvation which is all of the Lord 
that God hath wrought in us, that 
glorious salvation so perfect that 
nothing shall be able to separate us 
from the love of God which is Christ 
Jesus, who of God is made unto us 
wisdom, righteousness, sanetification 
and redemption so that he that glori- 
eth let him glory in the Lord. We are 
kept by the power of God through 
faith unto salvation ready to be re 
vealed in the last time, so that our 



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glorying is in the Lord— Christ in us 
the hope of glory. All else hut Jesus 
is a failure. None other name but 
that of Jesus will do the vile sinner 
any good. But if God be for us who 
can be against us; and if God give us 
Christ how shall he not with hiin free- 
ly give us all things? P. D. G. 



"Where is He that is born King of 
the Jews?" Mattthew 2^2 and Luke 
2:11. 

Naturally and literally no son of 
Adam is born a king of any race or 
nation of mankind. Because a literal 
natural man may be king of men it 
cannot follow that his natural son is 
born a king. 

There is only one person that ever 
has been born king, and that one is 
the Lord Jesus, the Sou of Mary who 
was a virgin. "Behold a virgia shall 
be with child, and shall bring forth a 
son, and they shall call his name Im- 
manual." Malthew 1:23. "And be- 
hold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb 
and bring forth a son, and shalt call 
his name Jesus. He shall be great, 
and shall be called the Son of the 
Highest; and Ihe Lord God will give 
unto him the tlirone of his father Da- 
vid. And he shall reign over the 
house of Jacob forever, and of his 
kingdom there shall be no end." 
Luke 1:31-33. "Therefore the Lord 
himself shall give you a sign; Behold, 
a virgin shall conceive, and bear a 
son and shall call his name Immanu- 
el." Isaiah 7:14. This is a new thing 
in the earth. There is nothing else like 
it. He shall never become old. His 
kingdom is not of this world. Jesus 
said to Pilate, "For this purpose was 
I born." John 18:37. 

The types, figures, shadows of this 
marvelous matter are recorded in the 
first Book of the Bible. The first 
man (Adam) is of the earth earthy. 
The second llan is the Lord from 
h»aven. Adam is the figure of him 



who was to come. Rom, 5:lii. The 

atonement is declared in Rom. 5:12- 
21. 

Wise men are the only ones that ev- 
er truly seek this child that is born 
King of the Jews, of those circumcis- 
ed in heart, the true circumcision that 
worship God in Spirit, rejoice in 
Christ, and have no confidence io the 
Hesh. 

The wise men found the young 
child meek and lowly, no room for 
liim in the inn, or in this world. That 
's this world does not receive or love 
Him. He Avas the poorest one that ev- 
er lived on earth. They that seek 
Him also become poor in Spirit, but 
of the fullness of Jesus they receive 
and grace for grace. 

in the types there is marriage. The 
woman is taken from the man, and 
brouglit to him by the Lord God. He 
receives her as bone of his bone, and 
fiesh of his flesh. Hence they are 
one : One Lord, one faith, one bap- 
tism. 

The serpent, more subtle than any 
beast which the Lord God had made, 
beguiled the woman, and this reached 
the man who loved his wife, that gave 
.'■im of the forbidden fruit, and he did 
eat, and death passed upon them; for 
by man came sin, the transgression of 
the law, and by sin came death, for 
by the disobedience of one death hath 
passed upon all men for that , or be- 
«*uuse that all have sinned. 

The Lord God said, "Behold the 
man is become as one of us to know 
good and evil: and now lest he put 
forth liis hand, and take also of the 
tree of life and eat, and live forever 
Tlierefore the Lord God sent him 
forth from the garden of Eden to till 
the ground, from whence he was tak- 
en. So he drove out the man, and 
placed at the east of the garden of 
Eden cherubims and a flaming sword 
which turned every way to keep the 
way of the tree of life. So that man 



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earmot reach forth of himself and eat 
of that fruit. 

But Jesus the child born, the son 
given, the quickening Spirit, the Lord 
from heaven, the Redeemer, the root 
and offspring of David, the Lord of 
lords, and the King of kings, to whom 
all power in heaven and earth is giv- 
en, the quickening spirit, the way, th« 
truth, aud the life, who must reign 
until every enemy is put under his 
feet, comes, the just God and the Sav- 
ior, who takes away the curse from 
the earth, makes an end of sin, abol- 
ishes death, makes all things new. 
He is the unspeakable gift of God. 
lie appears in glory, the man Christ 
Jesus, Lord of heaven and earth, God 
manifest in the flesh, made of God 
unto us wisdom, righteousness, sanc- 
tification and redemption. AH that 
receive him, tliat love and adore him, 
that with the heart believe in him un- 
to rigliteousness are eternally blest 
in him. Unto Him that loved us, and 
gave himself for us, and has washed 
us from our sins in his own blood, 
and made us kings and priests unto 
God and his Fatlier be glory forever. 

^ P. D. G. 



WHAT A PEOPLE. 

lie is a Jew which is one inwardly. 
This means more than flesh and blood, 
or a natural genealogy. 

Abraham is the father of the faith- 
ful. As a progenetor of a race of 
mankind he outranks Adam from 
whom we all descended. Adam is of 
the eath earthy. But Abraham is the 
father of the faithful, aud is the 
friend of God. He believed in God, 
and it was counted to him for right- 
eousness; yet he had not whereof to 
glory before God. Abraham was by 
nature a Syrian — an idolator. 

It was a higher order of life that 
was manifested in hjm. He was sep- 
arated from his father's house and 
people, and was a true worshipper of 



God. 

Moses was a leader of the children 
of Israel (Abraham's seed) out of 
Eg>-pt to the border of the land that 
God gave to Abraham and his seed 
that came through Isaac and Jacob 
in the patriarchal line. 

The greatest national deliverance 
ever known among men was their de- 
liverance from Egyptian bondage. It 
was not accomplished through war or 
force of arms. It was the Lord God 
that with a high hand and a stretched 
out arm, freed his people of their 
bondage. Their pursuers were drown- 
ed in the Red Sea. The great and 
dreadful wilderness had never before 
nor siucf l)eiMi by men so traversed. 
Tlit ic \\ as iin l uad through that 
sandy di'st rl. Xn army or fjreat com- 
pany as this one had ever attempted 
to traverse this vast desert. There 
was no outHt. No three days journey 
of food was provided. 

This great company was not de- 
pendent on any nation for guidance, 
or supplies for production, or uphold- 
ing. The pillar of cloud sheltered 
them by day and the pollar of fire 
lighted them by night. Manna from 
heaven fed them for forty years. The 
Roek that followed them gave them 
water. No storehouse nor merchan- 
dise of factories or looms clothed 
them. Theii- clothes did not become 
threadbare. Their shoes did not wear 
away. Xo mouldy bread was eaten 
No other people were ever borne as 
on eagle Avings as were they. 

Under the special superintendence 
and shelter of God, who was their 
king, and directed by iMoses, through 
and by whom lie spoke to the people, 
as no other people had ever been led 
or taught: out of whom sprang pro- 
phets, kings and greatest of all came 
Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest 
of our profession, God's greatest, un- 
speakable gift to mankind for Christ 
sprang of the Jews. Can we ev«r 



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properly weight and appreciate 
God's gifts to men that have come 
through this race of people? 

What hath God wrought for his 
people which he foreknew? What 
other ation has he shown such mercy 
towards, separating them from such 
others, giving them the choicest posi- 
tion of the eartli, placing them in this 
goodly portion, fencing them with a 
wall of denfense, not given to any oth- 
, er people? Yet what have they 
shown to him in return? Ah, sinful 
nation. 

"Hear 0 heavens, and give ear O 
earth ; for the Lord hath spoken, I 
I have nourished and brought up 
children, and they have rebelled 
against me. The ox knoweth his own- 
er, and tlip ass liis master's crib; but 
Israel doth not know, my people will 
not consider. Ah sinful nation, a 
peoole laden with iniquity, seed of 
evil doers, children that are corrupt- 
ors ; they said, "His blood be on us, 
and on our children." While for ages 
they have wandered without an al- 
tar, or a prophet, or a priest, or a 
king yet they still are reserved in- 
tact, Jews in their vigor, and race 
chai'acteristics, showing great capac- 
ity for business, "to buy and sell and 
get gain" as the brokers of the mon- 
etary world. 

He came unto His own nation, but 
they refused to accept him. They re- 
ceived him not. 

Never w^as any other so fully dem- 
onstrated as the Son of God, so that 
they Avere without excuse, and to the 
end of the world it will be demon- 
strated that they were the murderers 
of the only One absoh;tely innocent. 
They said they would not have this 
man to rule over them, and they are 
a standing, incontrovertable witness 
of the truthfulness of the Bible, and 
of God's moral and .spiritual govern- 
ment of the world. 



Multitudes . at times appeared to 
have forgotten the true God. One 
of the surprising things that displays 
the folly and vanity of mankind is 
their proneness and readiness to de- 
part from the true and living Goa, 
and to worship Baal, or some other 
false gods. 

Sunk into stupidity and in readi- 
ness to worship an idol, they prove 
their idolatry. 

When Jesus was manifested in the 
flesh as the true Messiah long fore- 
told, they rejected Him with one con- 
sent, and crucified Him. 

In almost or altogether in that na- 
tion there were a few grains as of 
.salt that had not lost its savor, that 
abode in the goodly tents of Israel. 

At times the true worshippers were 
more numerous; and at other times 
there were scarely any of them.. So 
there is no , dilference in races in the 
gospel ; for the Jew is saved by grace 
as well as the Gentile. If ye be 
Christ's then are ye Abraham's seed, 
and heirs according to the promise. 
How wonderfully exalted are those 
that are in hrist Jesus and through 
Him overcome the world. 

The law was delivered on Mt. Si- 
nai in awful displays of God's glory, 
yet this rebellious people turned baclf 
from the Lord, and called on Aaron to 
make them gods to go before them. 
They gave their jewels to him, and he 
fashioned a calf and thej Avorshipped 
it and said. These be thy gods, O Is- 
rael,, which brought thee out of the 
land of Egypt," Ex. 32:4-5. Could 
they have uttered a greater false- 
hood? All false doctrine is a lie, arid 
comes from the devil. 

The Lord God told Israel that he 
is the true and living God and that 
they should have no false gods. The 
wonderful service of God allowed of 
no other service except to Him. 
"Thou shalt have no other gods to 



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■worship." Yet the.y often went into 
idolatry and went -whoring after false 
g«ds. How pollnting. Israel found 
that it is a fearful thing to fall into 
the hands of the living God, whose 
ways are unsearchable, and past find- 
ing out. For who hath instructed 
God, or by seaching found Him out. 
For of Him, and through Him, and to 
Him are all things, and in whose 
hand is our breath. 

Yet there is nothing in heaven, or 
on earth or under the earth that can 
be likened unto Him, whom no man 
hath seen, or can see. He is God ov- 
er all and blessed forever, and that 
God cannot lie, and is of one mind, 
and changes not. Let God be true and 
every man a liar, and that rewai-ds 
and promotion proceed from Him, 
and that God did not save them be- 
cause they were better than other peo- 
ple, or bcfcause they had any rightous- 
ness that caused it. It was not for 
their worthiness that any of these 
'wonderful favors Avere shown them. 
It is because He loved this people. 
But this love proceeded altogether 
from the Lord who will have mercy; 
and to show that by grave we are 
saved. 

But that by grace we are saved, 
and that the same God is rich unto all 
that call on Him; that it shall come 
to pass that whosoever shall call on 
the name of the Lord shall be saved. 
And his calling on the Lord is proof 
that he belongs to Christ and is a Jew 
inwardly. P. D. G. 



ASSOCIATIONAL NOTICE 

Elder P. D. Gold, 

Dear Brother: — The Spring ses- 
sion of the Bear Creek Primitive 
Baptifit Association will convene 
with the church at Liberty Hill, 
Stanly . t'-ounty, N. C, commencing On 
Saturday before first Sunday in May 
T917. ^Thofie coming by railroad no- 



tify Brother C. W. Safley, Oakboro, 
N. C, and he will meet you. Oakbo- 
ro is about four miles from the 
church, on Norfolk & Southern from 
Raleigh to Charlotte. I am not vers- 
ed in the schedule on this road. A cor- 
dial invitation is extended. 

J. W. JONES, Association Clerk. 

Marshville, N. C. 



The Spring session of tlie Pig Riv- 
er Association will be held with the 
church at Chestnut, Franklin Coun- 
ty, Va., seven miles southeast of 
Koeky Mount, Va. An invitation is 
extended to sister associations. Bro. 
L. E. Scott. Rocky Mount, will ar- 
range to meet visitors coming by rail. 
Notify him. 

RANDOLPH PERDUE, Mod, 
E. L. FRANKLIN, Clerk. 

Tlie next session of the Skewarky 
I'ji.on is aj)])ointed to be h-jld with 
the church at Great Swamp, near 
House, Pitt County, N. C, the fifth 
Friday, Saturday and Sunday in 
A])ril. All lovers of tmth are invit- 
ed. Those coming by the Atlantic 
Coast Line will be met at House; and 
those coming by the Norfolk-South- 
ern will be met at Greenville. 

S. HASSELL, Pastor. 



The next session of the Linville 
Union is appointed to be held, the 
Lord willing, at Bunker Hill, three 
miles south of Kernersville, N. 0, 

A general invitation is extended to 
one and all that have a mind to come, 
Saturday and 5th Sunday in April. 

P. W. Williard. 



Dear Brother Gold : — The next ses- 
sion of the Contentnea Union is ap- 
pointed to meet with the ehurch at 
Pleasant Hill in Edgecomb county. 
Messengers will be met at Rocky 
Mount on Friday before 5th Sunday 
in April, also on Saturday monijjig, 



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Elder T. B. Lancaster was chosen 
to preach the introductory sermon. 
L. J. H. MEWBORN, Clerk. 



Appointments 

L. H. HAUDT. 

Friday, Saturday and 5th Sunday 
in April Great Swamp Union Meet- 
ing. 

Sunday night — Robersonville. 
Monday — Conoho. 
Tuesday — Lawrences. 
Wednesday — Williams. 
Thursday — Hopeland. 
Friday— Falls. 

Saturday and 1st Sunday— Tavb;;- 
ro. 

Monday — Lower Town Creek. 
Tuesday — ^Upper Town Creek. 
Wednesday — Autrys Creek. 
Thursday — Meadow. 
Saturday and 2nd Sunday — Mew- 
borns. L. H. HARDY. 



ELDER JOS. E. ADAMS. 

Old Union (Johnson Co. N. C.) 
Saturday and 2nd Sunday in April. 

Tiethany — Monday. 

( roldsboro — Tuesday. 

Kinston — Wednesday. 

New Port — Saturday and 3rd Sun- 
day. 

• Morehead City — Monday. 

North River — Tuesday and Wed- 
nesday. 

WUl some one meet him at Glou- 
cester Tuesday morning? 
' Marshallburg — Tuesday nig^it and 
Wednesday. 

Davis ShoTe Thursday and at 

night. 

Nelson's Bay — Friday 3 P. M, 

Hunting Quarter — ^^Saturday and 
4th Sunday. 

Cedar Island (Union meeting-) 5tli 
Sunday and Saturday before. 

Will spend the wee^ before visit- 



ing among the brthren and preach as 
they maj arrange. 

Jones Bay — Monday night. 

Goose Creek — Tuesday. 

Beaulah — Wednesday and Thurs- 
day. 

Rose Bay — Friday. 

Tiney Oak— 1st Saturday and Sun- 
day in May. 

North Lake — Monday. 

East Lake — Tuesday night. 

Thence to Kitty Hawk Banks- 
Saturday and 2nd Sunday in May. 

Elizabeth City— Monday night and 
Tuesday after. 

Bethlehem (Tyrrell Co.)— 3rd Sat- 
urday and Sunday in May. 

Concord— Saturday and 4th Sun- 
day. 



Obituaries 

On the 9th day of October, 1916, 
lay dear and loving mother, Mary 
Ann Ambrose, died of indigestion af- 
t(*r an illness of two months. She was 
tile daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert 
C'anipain and was born October 22nd. 
1840, and was joined in holy matri- 
mony to my father, Nehemiah W. Am- 
brose', February 8th. 1865. By her 
deatli I lost a very dear friend. She 
left two living children and several 
grandchildren and a nusband to 
mourn her death. She was a member 
of the Primitive Baptist church since 
1878 and loved her church and was 
an attentive member to the same. 
She and her husband both joined the 
church at Concord in Washington 
county on Saturday before the 4th 
Sunday in October, 1878 and were 
baptised the following day by Elder 
Stejihen Biggs, and she was a constant 
member until the day of her death. 
The commmiity at large feels that it 
has lost a good neighbor and very 
good friend. ■ ' . 

Written by her da:^ughter. 

MRS, MARY E. OVERTON; 



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ROY VICKERS. 

It is with a sad heart that I attempt 
to write the death of Roy Vickers. 
He was born March 13, 1895, and de- 
parted this life June 27, 1916. He 
leaves mother, father, six brothers 
and three sisters. He was suddenly 
killed at Petersburg, Va. He was a 
sign painter by trade, and had been 
at Petersburg only a short wnile when 
he came in contact with a live wire. 
He was setting the hooks whlcli held 
the scaffold on which the painters 
stood. A 2,300 voltage wire was 
within four feet of the house where 
he was at work, and in the act of 
stooping over to move the hooks his 
forehead touched the wire and in- 
stantly killed him. Roy was a good 
boy and a precious one to me. He was 
always a truthful, kind and obedient 
son. His associates have lost a good 
and loving friend, his brothers and 
sisters have lost a good brother while 
I have lost a good child. Oh, sad it 
was the morning we received a tele- 
gram that he had met death. There is 
no language that can express our 
sadness. He was young and in the 
bloom of life. He was sober, indus- 
trious and honest in all his dealings. 
It seemed that he did not forget his 
mother's teachings. 

He never had made any profession 
of religion that I know of. But it 
seems that God in his wisdom saw fit 
to take him from us. But in all our 
grief that parting with, him causes, 
we must console ourseflves in the fact 
that it is God's will and his way is al- 
ways best. 

"A precious one from us is gone, 
A voice we loved is stilled, 

A place is vacant in our home, 
Which never can be filled." 
Written by his mother, 

FLORA VICKERS. 



RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT. 

Whereas, God in his infinite wis- 



dom did call from our midst our be- 
loved Brother and pastor Elder Jesse 
Ashburn,. on the morning of Octo- 
ber 9th, 1916. 

Therefore be it resolved, 

1st That the church at Winston-Sa- 
lem in Conference assembled bow in 
submission to the Avill of Him whose 
mercy endureth forever. 

2ik1. Tliat this clmrch has lost a 
faith-''ul and loving pastor, who had 
tlio IToavenly Master's cause at heart, 
?nfl who Avatehod over the chwrches 
entrn^^tcd to his care, for good and 
not for evil. 

3rd, That Ave extend condolence to 
the h'^reavcd family, relatives, friends 
nnd the churches Avhich he so faithful- 
ly serv ed as pastor, ever looking to 
Jesus the author and finisher of the 
Christian's faith. 

4th, That these resolutions be 
placed upon the our church record, 
and copies be sent to Zion's Land- 
mark and Messenger of Truth for 
publication. 

(Brother) J. A. Thomas, Mod. 
W. L. TEAGUE, Committee. 

Done by order of the church in Con- 
ference assembled on Saturday, Nov- 
ember 25th, 1916. 

W. L. TEAGUE, Oerk. 



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References: Third National Could 
Bank, Seuclia, Mo. 



Pruritus, Milk-Crust, Weeping Skin, etc.) 
and when I say cured, I mean just what 
ohed up for awhile, to return worse than be- 
have used, nor how many doctors have 
-all I ask it just a chance to show you that 
you will write me TO-DAY, I will send you 
guaranteed cure that will convince you 
could in a month's time. If you are disgust- 
e me a chance to prove my claims. Bf 
real comfort than you had ever thought 
and you will see I am telling you the truth. 
Park Square, Sedalia, Mo. 
you do a better act tlian to send thij notice 
to some poor suffered ot Eczema? 



Lar^e Apple and Pear Trees 
at Great Bargains. 

We have too many large apple and pear trees and are putting them at a price that 
■will move them at once A general line of all kinds of nursery stock at great bargains. 

GREENSBORO NURSERIES, 
John A. Young & Sons, Owners, 
Greensboro, N. C. 



ZION'I UNDMXia 



in 



EAT LESS MEAT 
IF BACK HUR TS 

Take a glass of Salts to flush Kidneys if 
bladder bothers you. 

Eating meat regularly eventually produces 
kidney trouble in some form or other, says 
a well-known authority, because the uric 
acid in meat excites the kidneys, they be- 
come overworked; get sluggish; clog up and 
cause all sorts of distress, particularly back- 
ache and misery in the kidney region; rheu- 
inftic twinges, severe headaches, acid stom- 
ach, constipation, torpid liver, sleeplessness, 
blndder and urinary irritation. 

The moment your back hurts or kid i > ^ 
aren't acting right, or if bladder bot if : s 
you, get about four ounces of Jad Salts fruin 
any good pharmacy; take a tablespoon i .l 
in a glass of water before breakfast for a 
lew days and your kidneys will then act 
fine. This famous salts is made from the 
acid of grapes and lemon juice, combined 
with llthte, and has been used for genera- 
ticns to flush clogged kidneys and stimulate 
tliem to normal activity; also to neutralize 
the acids in the urine so it no longer irri- 
tates, thus ending bladder disorders. 

Jad Salts cannot injure anyone; makes a 
delightful effervescent lithiawater drink 
which millions of men and women take now 
and then to keep the kidneys and urinary 
organs clean, thus avoiding serious kidney 
disease. 



YES! MAGICALLY! 
CORNS LIFT OUT 
WITH FINGERS 



You simply say to the drug store man, 
"Give me a quarter of an ounce of freezone.' 
This wiil cost very little hut is sufficient to 
remove every hard or soft corn from one's 
feet. 

A few drops of this new ether compound 
applied directly upon a tender, aching corn 
should relieve the soreness instantly, and 
soon the entire com, root ahd all, dries up 
and can be lifted out with the fingers. 

This new way to rid one's feet or corns 
waa introduced by a Cincinnati man, who 
Bays that, while freezone is sticky, it dies 
in a moment, and simply shrivels up the 
com without inflaming or even irritating 
the surrounding tissue or skin. 

Don't let father die of infection or lock- 
jaw from whittling at his corns,but clip this 
out and make him try it. 



HEAT FLASHES, 
DIZZY, NERVOUS 

Mrs. Wynn Tells How Lydia 
E. Pinkham's Vegetable 
Compound Helped Her 
During Change of Life. 

Eichmond, Va. — "After taking 
seven bottles of Lydia E. Pinkham's 
Vegetable Com- 
pound I feel like a 
new woman. I al- 
ways had a headache 
during the Change 
of Life and was also 
troubled with other 
feelings com- 
mon at that time — 
dizzy spt'I'.s, nervous 
feelings and heat 
flashes. Now I am 
better health 
than I ever was and recommend your 
remedies to all my friends. "—Mrs. Lena 
Wynn, 2812 E. O Street, Richmond, Va. 

While Change of Life is a most crit- 
ical period of a woman's existence, the 
annoying symptoms which accompany 
it may be controlled, and normal health 
restored by the timely use of Lydia E. 
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. 

Such warning symptoms are a sense 
of suffocation, hot flashes, headaches, 
backaches, dread of impending evil, 
timidity, sounds in the ears, palpitation 
of the heart, sparks before the eyes, 
irregularities, constipation, variable ap- 
petite, weakness and inquietude, and 
dizziness. 

For these abnormal conditions do nol 
fail to take Lydia E. Pinkham's Vege. 
table Compound. 




NOTICE 



WRITE ME 



R. M. JOSEY. Route 4. Lamar. S. C. 



217 



If You Value Your Health 

Read Every Word 
of this Remark- 
able Story 



It is told by one who has himself 
experienced the regeneration in 
health which he encourages you 
to seek by the self-same means. 



THE STORY OF A GREAT DISCOVERY 

The hardships of a traveling salesman's 
life had wrecked my health. My family phy- 
sician diagnosed my case as chronic gas- 
tritis, brought on by a congested liver and 
complicated by kidney trouole. I consulted 
specialists in New York and other cities 
where my travels called me. They confirm- 
ed his diagnosis and approved his treatment. 
Months passel, I grew worse and was final- 
ly compelled to give up my work. 

By chance I heard of some wonderful re- 
coveries which had resulted from drinking 
the water of a little spring in the Mineral 
Belt of South Caiolina, a picture of which 
spring appears on this page. In desperation 
I tried it. On the second aay I imagined 
that I could notice some improvement; at 
the end of the first week uy appetite and 
digestion had returned, and I was much 
stronger; at the end of the third week I 
felt that I was completely restored. That 
was nine years ago and I still enjoy perfect 
health. 

Knowing that it had restored my health 
and believing that it had saved my life, I 
bought the Spring. 

I then determined to se^s whether the wat- 
er could restore others as it had me. During 
the first year I shipped ten gallons free of 
charge to each of one thousand sufferers 
from chronic diseases. Orviy four reported 
no benefit from the use of the ten gallons. 
The others reported decided benefit or com- 
plete restoration. Some claimed that the 
water had saved their lives. 

I realized that I Lad discovered one of 
the world's greatest mineral springs, and I 
decided to devote my life to it. But how 
could I make the world listen; how could I 
make them believe my story? The precious 
water was running to waste while thousands 
were suffering. I said, I will make them be- 




lieve me by showiUs ••./ faith in them and 
in the restorative power of the Spring. I 
will tell them that the water shall cost 
them nothing if it fails to benefit them. 
The world listened. 

Some wrote for proof and I sent them the 
letters which I had received from their fel- 
low sufferers. Others accepted my offer 
without question. Thousands have written 
me reporting relief and permanent restora- 
tion from a great variety of chronic dis- 
eases. 

But some of the water still ran to waste 
for lack of belief. I determined that every 
drop shrould be used to relieve the suffer- 
ings of humanity. To this end I requested a 
physician friend of mine to come to see 
me. At my desk I opened my mail and show- 
ed him the letters from men and women 
from all parts of the country who had suf- 
fered and who had found re ief. I gave him 
my letter files and induced him to spent 
several hours reading 'ny past correspon- 
dence with those who were using the water. 
I showed him the chemical analysis and let- 
ters from physicians and chemists explain- 
ing the medicinal proptrties of the water. 

He believed, and as a result he has writ- 
ten this announcement for me. 

Will You Believe? 
I do not ask your implicit faith; only 
enough to try. the water for three weeks 
as I did. I estimate that I drank about ten 
gallons and I. therefore, offer g:adly to give 
you the equivalent of a three weeks visit to 
the Spring by shipping you two five gallon 
demijohns on my agreement that if you 
find that it does not benefit you I will 
prompttly refund the price, which is only 
$2.00. You must promise to drink the water 
in accordance with the Instructions which 
I will send you and return the empty demi- 
johns. I make you the sold judge as to 



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218 



■wiiether the water has benefitted you or 
not and hope you will fetl perfectly free to 
accept my offer. 

This offer is extended to all who suffer 
with any curable disease, but I especially 
recommend the water for the treatment of 
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder diseases 
and conditions resulting therefrom, such as 
rheumatism, neuralgia, gout, uric acid poi- 
soning, nervous headache and general de- 
bility resulting from impure or impover- 
ished blood. These are the diseases most 
frequently mentioned in the letters which 
I have received, but my offer is open to any 
one who suffers from any curable ailment. 
Yours sincerely, 

N. F. SHIVAR, Proprietor. 



Fill out This Coupon and Mail it Today 

SHIVAR SPRING, 

Box 55, P, Shelton, S. C. " 
Gentlemen: 

I accept your offer and enclose here- 
with two dollars ($2.00) for ten gallons 
(two five gallons demijohns) of Shivar 
Spring Mineral Water. T agree to give it 
a fair trial in accordance with the in- 
structions which you will send, and if I 
report no benefit therefrom your agree 
to refund the price of the water in full, 
on receipt of the two empty demijohns, 
which I agree to return within a month. 

Name 

Address ; 

Express Office * 



Every Mail Brings Me Letters Like these: 

Savannah, Georgia. 
Mr. N. P. Shivar. Shelton, S. C., Dear Sir — 
As you are well aware I was sufferins with 
indigestion, stomach and liver disorders 
and all its train of horrifying phenomena 
for several months. I had lived on milk, 
soft eggs, shredded wheat, a very insuffici- 
ent diet for an active working man, and of 
course, from disease and starvation was in 
a very low state of nervous vitality and gen- 
eral debility. I ordered 10 gallons of your 
Mineral Water, which I used continuously, 
reordering when necessary, and in four 
months from date I began drinking it gain- 
ed 29 lbs., was strong and perfectly well 
and have worked practically everv day 
since. It acts as a general renovator of the 
system. I prescribe it in xny practice, and it 
has in every instance had the desired ef- 
fects. It is essential to use this water in as 
large quantities as possible, for its proper- 
tiee are so happily blended and in such pro- 



portions that they will not disturb the most 
dflicate system. It is p'M-ely Nature's rem- 
edy. A. L. R. AVANT, M. D. 

Roper, N C. 

I am anxious to get more of the Waiter. 
It has dons me more good than anything 
I have ever tried for rheumatism. 

MRS. H. C. EDWARDS 



Columbia, S. C. 
I suffered for 3 years with kidney trou- 
ble and inflammation of the bladder. After 
using this water only a few days, I am en- 
tirely relieved and suffer no more efffect 
of the trouble whatever. J. P. R. 



Warrenton, Va. 
It is doing my rheumatism so much good. 
My limbs are beginning to feel like new 
ones. Mrs. JAMES R. CARTER. 



Blaney, S. C. 
Shivar Springs, Shelton, S. C, G€ntlemen 
— I suffered for many years from gastric 
troubles, stomach puffed and food sour. I 
have tried many remedies and a good many 
waters. Some have helped, but none have 
given me such relief as your Spring Water. 
I use it, and reccommend it to my patients. 

W. D. GRIGGSBY, M. D. 



Chancellor, Ala. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C: Dear Sir 
— I have been for many years affected with 
uric acid and kidney trouble, and the min- 
eral water has helped me more than any- 
thing I have ever done for them, and there- 
f( re hr-artily recommend same to ail who 
need a speedy reli-^f Very tru'y. 

W. F. MATHENY, M. D. 



DuPont, Georgia. 
Shivar Springs Shelton, S. C, Gentlemen 
— I have suffered for years with nervous 
indigestion and kidney troubles. Derived 
more benefit from the Shivar Spring Water 
than from months at Hot Springs, Ark., and 
numerous other springs. I consider ^t the 
very best water extant. AUSTUS DUPONT. 



Atlanta, Georgia. 
In the interest of the afflicted, I cheer- 
fully state, seeing your advertisement In 
the Wesleyan Christian Advocate I decided 
to try Shivar Spring Water in the case of 
my daughter, who had been a sufferer from 
a malicious type of sciatica, and could get 
no permanent relief from medicine. After 
using the Water a few weeks she has al- 
most entirely gotten relief from pain, in this 
case it has been a great blessing. 
M. L. UNDERWOOD, 
Pastor Oakland Oity M. B. Church ^Q. 



219 



ZION'S LANDMABK 



IF YOUR CHILD IS CROSS, 
FEVERISH, CONSTIPATED 



Look Mother! If tongue is coated, 
cleanse little bowels with "Cali- 
fornia Syrup of Figs." 



Mothers can rest easy aftor Riving 
"California Svnip ot Pms.' because in 
a few hours all the closs;erl-np w;iste, 
sour hue and feMiiontiii.''- lood soiuly 
moves out of the d iw'!;, aud '>ou ha.vo 
a well, iilavfii chi;>i rr uin. 

Sick cluldrou j.O'dn ' lie coaxed to 
take this harmless '■iiuit laxative." 
Millions or mothers kcc]) it handv hc- 
cause they Know its action on the 
stomach, liver and bowels is prompt 
and sure. 

Ask your druggist for a 50-cont bot- 
tle of "Califoi-nia Syrup of Figs," which 
contains directions for babies, children 
of all ages and for grown-ups. 

BE PRETTY! TURN 
GRA Y HAIR DARK 

Try Grandmother's old Favorite Receipe of 
Sage Tea and Sulphur 

Almost everyone knows that Sage Tea 
and Sulphur, properly compounded, brings 
back the natural color and lustre to the 
hair when faded, streaked or gray. Years 
ago the only way to get this mixture was 
to make it at home, which is mussy and 
troublesome. Nowadays, by asking at any 
drug store for "Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur 
Compound," you will get a large bottle of 
his famous old recipe, improved by the ad- 
dition of other ingredients, for about 50 
cents. 

Don't stay gray! Try it! No one can pos- 
sibly tell that you darkened your hair, as 
it does it so naturally and evenly. You dam- 
pen a sponge or soft brush with it and draw 
this through your hair, taking one small 
strand at a time; by morning the gray hair 
disappears, and after another application or 
two, your hair becomes beautifully dark, 
glossy and attractive. 

Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Compound Is 
a delightful toilet requisite for those who 
desire dark hair and a youthful appearance. 
It is not intended for the cure, mitigation 
or prevention of disease. 



FEATHER BED BARGAINS 

One strictly New 40-*pound1^eal^er BedVoiVe°pair6°poun^^ 
New Feather Pillows; one pair Full Size Blankets; one 
Full Size Counterpane, and one pair lace Pillow Shams. 
All new, clean sanitary feathers covered with 8oz. A.C.A. 
Ticking. Retail worth of whole lot $23.00. Money back 
guarantee. Most for money. This offer is good for 30 days 
only. Mail order now or write for order blanks. 
SOUTHERN FEATriER & PILLOW CO. 
Dept. 177. Greeosboro. N. C. 



Cancer Successfully Treated At 
The Kellam Hospital. 

The record of the Kellam Hos- 
pital is without parallel in histo- 
ry, having successfully treated 
without the use of the knife, 
acids, X-ray of radium, over 90 
per cent of the many hundreds 
of sufferers from Cancer which it 
has treated during the past liigh- 
teen years. We want every mai 
and woman in the United States 
to know what we are doing. 

KELLAM HOSPITAL, 
1617 W. Main St., Richmond, Va 



MOORE'S MINERAL SPRINGS. 

I gladly recommend this water to 
the sick. Hotel open winter and sum 
mer. Wate^- chipped from Rural Hall. 
N. C, at $1.50 per case of 12 half gal 
Ions and cases to be returned in 30 

Inst summer my health became 
very poor. I went to Moore's Miner 
al Springs, m Stokes County, N. C, 
remaining there -.ibout 12 days, I re- 
turned home well. 

This water acts on the blood, the 
ekin, the bowels, kidneys, stomach, 
catarrh, &c. 



TAKES OFF DANDRUFF, 

HAIR STOPS FALLma 

Save your Hair! Get a 25 cent bottle 
of Danderine right now — Also 
stops Itching scalp. 

Thin, brittle, colorless and scraggy 
hair is mute evidence of a neglected 
scalp; of dandruff — that awful scurf. 

There is nothing so destructive to 
the hair as dandruff. It robs the hair 
of its lustre, its strength and its very 
life; eventually producing a feverish- 
ness and itching of the scalp, which 
If not remedied causes the hair roots 
to shrink, loosen and die — then the 
hair falls out fast. A little Danderine 
tonight — now — ^any time — will surely 
save your hair. 

' Get a 25 cent bottle of Knowlton's 
Danderine from any drug store. You 
surely can have beautiful hair and lots 
of It if you will just try a little Dan- 
'derine.jt. Save your hair! Try it! 



" ZION'S LANDMARK 



PUBLISHED SEMI-MONTHLY 
WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA 

Primitive or Old School Baptist 

VOL. L. WILSON. X. C. APRIL i, 1917 NO. 3 



I 

r. D. OOI^. BdiUr Wilson, N. C. 

r. a. LESTER. Amo. Editor, Moyd. V*. 

$2.00 PER YEAR 




IIIINIIH 



The Composition of Coca-Cola 
and its Relation to Tea 

Prompted by the desire that the public shall 
be thoroughly informed as to the composi- 
tion and dietetic character of Coca-Cola, the 
Company has issued a booklet p;iving a de- 
tailed analysis of its recipe which is as follows : 

Water, sterilized by boiling (carbonated); 
sugar, granulated, first quality; fruit flavoring 
extracts with caramel; acid flavorings, citric 
(lemon) and phosphoric; essence of tea — the 
refreshing principle. 

The following analysis, by the late Dr. John 
W. Mallet, Fellow of the Royal Society and 
for nearly forty years Professor of Chemistry 
in the University of Virginia, shows the com- 
parative stimulating or refreshing strength of 
tea and Coca-Cola, measured in terms of the 
refreshing principle: 

Black tea -1 cupful 1.54 

(hot) (5 n. oz.) 

Green tea—1 glassful 2.02 

(cold) (8 fi. oz. exclusive of ice) 

Coca-Cola-^1 drink, 8 fi. oz 1.21 

(fountain) (prepared xvith 1 fl. oz. Syrup) 

Coca-Cola—l drink, 8 fi. oz 1.12 

(bottlers) (prepared vvith 1 H. oz. Syrup) 

From the above recipe and analysis, which are 
confirmed by all chemists who have analyzed 
these beverages, it is apparent that Coca-Cola 
is a carbonated, fruit-flavored modification of , 
tea of a little more than one-half its stimulat- 
ing strength. 

A copy of the booklet referred to above will 
be mailed free oh request, and The Coca-Cola 
Company especially invites inquiry from 
those who are interested in pure food and 
public health propaganda. Address 

The Coca-Cola Co: ' Dept. J.. Atlanta, Ga., U. S. A. 



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ZION'S LANDMARK 



DEVOTED TO THJ: (MfJSE 

WHO CREATED THE EARTH? 
WHAT FOR? 

In the beginning God created the 
heaven and the earth. — Genesis 1:1 
Wlio -;M : i-,. what '"or ; 

(J 0(1 said iiiiM' AFoRcs: "I am that I 
am; and he said thus shalt thou say 
unto the children of Israel, I A!\t hath 
sejit me unto you." — Ex. 3:14, Not 
T Avas nor T will be but I AM. Jesus 
said to thi' .Ti^ws. "Verily, verily I 
■-ay unto yi.n, I'.rfore Abraham was, I 
. - Jii'iiii S:..s. TT(.' said to John, "I 
am Al]'!)a ani! «iai.-;r.i. rh:- beginning 
and fl..' end fii'st and th" last." 

Kcv. 22:13. Xol he vas the begin- 
iiing and will be the enu, out I am. 
"For thus the high an^l lofty One 
that inhabrr I: etcrnit-y wIims.; name 
is Holy." Isaiah 57:15. Aid Tic is 
before all things, a.i.l by llim all 
things consist. — Col. 1:1". "Jcsus 
T'lirist the same yesterday, and today 
and forever."— Heb. 13:8. The Lord 
a|t|)eared to Abram, and said unto 
liiiii. "T am the Ahnighty God."— 
•icii. 17:]. ■■.\iid Ja<^ob said unto Jo- 
si'|i|i. "Cod Aliiiioiity ajipeared unto 
,„,. at Taiz."— Gen. 49:3. "And God 
spakt" unto Moses, and said unto him, 
"I am the Lord: And T appeared un- 
to Aliraham. unto Isaac, and nnto Ja- 
cob. l)y tlio name of God Almighty, 
l)iit by my name Jehovah was 1 not 
kiioA\n to them." — Ex. fi:l-3. "For 
the Lord God Omnipotent reigneth." 
—Rev. 19 ;6. "¥ox I am^ God, and 
there is none lilse "me, declaring the 



OF JESUS CHJilST 

end from the beginning, and from 
ancient times the tilings not yet do le, 
saying. ]\iy counsel shall stand, and I 
■will do all my i)leasure." — Isaiah 46:- 
0-10. "For there is not a word in my 
tongue, but. lo, 0 Lord, thou knowest 
it altogether. Thou hast beset me be- 
hind and before, and laid thine hii).J 
upon me. Such knowledge is too won- 
derful for me; it is high, I cannot at- 
tain unto it. Whither shall I go from 
thy spirit? or whither shall I flee 
from thy presence? If I ascend up 
into 'heaven t..-^ art t :i,,r:, i;' I make 
ray bed in hell I ehold 'ho.i a'' il.. re. 
If I take the M'ings of the mor..'iiig, 
and dwell in the uttermost parts r.f 
the sea, even there shall thy band 
lead me, and thy right hand shall 
hold me. If I say, surely the da 'k- 
ness shall cover me; eveji the night 
shall be light about me. Y m, the 
darkness hideth not from thee ■ but 
the night shineth as the day; the 
darkness and the light are boHi alike 
to thee. For th u hast po^se^.scd ray 
reigns; for I am fearf iliy and won- 
derfully mad.^ ; T IV T-.loui are thy 
AAorks; and 'hat jny si.ul Uaoweth 
right well. My subst.inot> wa.s not 
hid from the^, w.'u^i ^ wa? in secret, 
and curiously wrought in the lowest 
parts of the earth. Thine ay.'' did 
see my substance, yet being unper- 
fpot ; and in thy book all my m }m!;<'rs 
A\pi-p written, which in coutinuvnce 
V ere fashioned, wbei: as yet there 
was none of them."— Psalmg 139:4- 



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16. "Known unto God are all His 
works from the beginning of the 
world."— Acts 15:18. 

The texts of scripture referred to 
above teach me that God is Omnis- 
cient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Ho- 
ly, just and Immutable. He is the 
one who created the heaven and the 
earth. 

"The four and twenty elders f;dl 
down before him that sat upon the 
throne, and worship Him that liveth 
forever and ever, and cast their 
crowns before the throne, saying, 
Thou art worthy. 0 Lord, to receive 
love and honor and power; for thou 
hast created all things and for thy 
pleasure they are and were created." 
— Rev. 4:10-11. If they are created 
for His pleasure then what is His 
pleasure? Jesus answered that, "For 
I am come down from heaven, not to 
do mine own will, but the will of Him 
that sent me. And this is the Fath- 
er's will, which hath sent me, that of 
all which He hath given me I should 
lose nothing, but should raise it up 
again at the last day." — John 6:38- 
39. This teaches me that the Father 
had given to Jesus certain ones and 
'hat it was the Father's pleasure or 
will that Jesus should not lose but 
save them and raise them up at an 
appointed time called the last day. 
And for the accomplishment of this 
purpose this world was made, and 
that all things are made and prepared 
for that purpose, and all power in 
heaven and in earth was given to 
Him, and all things are made to work 
together for the salvation or for good 
to them that love God, the called ac- 
cording to His purpose. 

This world is but a place, according 
to my iiuderstanding. where God 
raises up. develops, instructs and pre- 
pares His family or children for the 



appreciation and enjoyment of His 
presence in the eternal hereafter.. 

To enjoy His presence tney must 
know Him as He is, and they cannot 
know Him unless they can see Him, 
aud they cannot see Him unless they 
are like Ilim. They cannot know 
Him in His mercy unless they have 
experienced His mercy, which is fa- 
favor to i)oor unworthy sinners in the 
fdi'giveiiess of their sins, and they 
cannot know llim in His love unless 
they liave felt that love shed abroad 
in their hearts by His Holy Spirit. 
They cannot know He hates sin un- 
less they have experienced its hate- 
fulness in their own lives, and realiz- 
ed that He so hated it that He died on 
the cross -that He might eradicate it 
from their hearts and lives. 

Did God cause that man should sin 
that he might ex]ierience the joys of 
its eradication. No, emphatically no. 
(I^od is absolutely pure and infinitely 
ri'niote from unholiness and corrup- 
tion. "Whoso is like unto thee, 0 
Lord, among the gods? who is like 
thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in 
praises." — Ex. 15:11. "Holj', holy, 
holy, is the Lord of hosts." — Isaiah 
6-3. "Thou art of purer eyes than to 
behold evil, and canst not look on in- 
iquity." — Hab. 1:13. How then came 
sin?. "Therefore, as by one man sin 
entered into the world, and death by 
sin ; and so death ])assed upon all 
men, for that all have sinned." — 
Rom. :12. 

Could not God haA'e prevented sin 
from entering into the world? If 
God is Omniscient, Omnipotent, and 
Omnipresent as we believe He un- 
doubtedly is He could if it had been 
His Avill have preveiitod sin in the 
world, but since He did not we must 
cotndade it was not His will 'o do so. 
\',\\t he set the bounds or IhnW-i of it. 
"And said. "Hitherto shalt thou 
come but no further; and heri; shall 



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22i 



thy proud waves be stayed." — Job 
38:11. "Surely the wrath of manshall 
praise thee ; the remaiuder of wrath 
shalt thou restrain." — Psalms 76:10. 
By the knowledge of sin and by the 
experience of being saved from oiir 
sins we a'/ ' enabled +> Si' > s -m'l li:iig 
of the loviiU'kindness a ^.d iuei.;y a;id 
holiness and justice of God in our sal- 
vation and are thus prepared to 
prai;;e liini and adore llim for His 
love and nu-n-y. D.m s <.iod pr.'drsl i- 
nate all thiiiii-. I'^'.li i'" ;d a!id e.il ' 

I do not understand tliat God has so 
taught in th^ Scrii)tiires, but if He is 
Omniscient and Omnipotent all things 
are present before llim and all 
known to Him and uotiiing Avill or 
can take place but that Avhich ever 
has been known to Him and has ever 
bc'on l,tn!.' His all-seeing eyes. 
The; idMi r \\>- was able to provide a 
Savior fur His people who is able to 
save to the uttermost all thai are giv- 
en to Him by the Father and He sav- 
es them from their sins. 

"In the beginning was the Word, 
and the Word was with God, and the 
"VVoin , 1 . >1 '-niic was in the 

1), ■. ! things were 

in: uut Him Avas 

ii, <,v:i; made." 

.1 ;i 1 i . i ■ l.: -in- 

! ^ .r i. . . r . ^ :. ;;-v. 3:- 

II AH works of tl:)d show the 
^ liilc of the Trinity, are three in one. 
lv|icrially was man made in the im- 
age and after likeness of (iod. There- 
fore we find in man a ti-iniry, a l)ody, 
a soul and a spirit, and tho apostl.t 
prayed for the preservation of the 
sjnrit and soul and body ot the sainis 
at TIk'S. alonif-a. "God made man up- 

' ■ i: ' 7:20. "And God saw 
had made, and be- 
good." — Gen. 1^31. 
].(,; . 1,1 and brougnt himself 
into / I- ,|,.atli.— Gen. 3:19. And 
all lii-^ MO.; inly have been born in 
this state. But God knowing and 



foreseeing this had made provision 
for his people's salvation by laying 
help upon One that is mighty. — Ps. 
89:19, even Jesus. "And the Lord 
hath laid on Him the iniquity of us 
all." He hath borne our griefs and 
carried our sorrows. He was wound- 
ed for our transgressions and bruised 
foi- our inicpiities, the chastisement of 
our j)cacc was upon Him, and witli 
.is stripes we are healed.' — Isaiah 
."i'{:4-ii. Ajid He laid down His life for 
till' siici'p. — John 10:15. "And He is 
tin' head of the body, the church; 
who till' beginning, the firstborn 
iioiii the dead that in all things He 
iii:<iiil have the pre-eminence." — Col. 
1:18. All the members of His body 
or church being in themselves dead 
a> the posterity of Adam, are as the 
rtio 1 11 oi- clcet members of the body 
or clinrch given eternal life in the 
Loi'd dcsus Christ, for in Him is life, 
and the life was the light of men. — 
John VA. And as Eve was bone of 
Adam's flesh, so the church is Spirit 
and life of His life. 

The sin;; which the children of God 
conmiit arc. through the relationship 
i \isiiii<_; l)rtween Jesus, as the head 
of I III' rliiiivli, the Great High Priest, 
till- t.rtat .Sacrificial Offering and 
llnsliand or Bridegroom, and the 
cliiin li. Ilis sins. Not in any sense as 
tliat llf was the author or transgres- 
sor 1)111 in the same sense that the 
Avilc's (I ( I lis are the husband's debts. 

-Ii'sus told his disciples that it was 
(■xpcdicnt for them that He go away. 
' i'or if I go not away the Comforter 
^\ill not come unto you, but if I de- 
]iart 1 will send him unto you." — 
John l(i;7. "He shall glorify me, for 
he shall receive of mine, and shall 
show it unto you." — 14. The Com- 
forter or Holy Ghost takes the sins of 
each individual which Jesus bore for 
him, and shows them to him individu- 
ually, and causes each one to experi- 
ence the great wickedness and hate- 



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fulness of sin as Jesus saw it, and 
bore it fov him, and iu this way each 
niic (.r His i)i'oi)le enters into the fel- 
Idwslii)) of llic sufferings of Jesus. 
"For if Ave be dead with Him, we 
shall also ]i\-e Avitli bini. If we suffer, 
W(' shall also reigii with him."— 2 
Timothy 2:11-12. 

iiut none of the human race have 
this experience but those Avhose sins 
Jesus bore, but every one whose sins 
Jesus bore and suffered for are quick- 
ened inio s])iriinal life and led by the 
Conii'iH'ter Ml know Jesus in the 
inouniiuu' for sin aiu.l are given re- 
])entauee and llie forgiveness of sin 
thi-ough the atonement made by the 
Lord Jesus Christ in His crucifixion 
on tlie cross. And God the Father 
A\ as reconciled to His people through 
the atonement; but the poor sinner is 
reconciled to God through the re- 
demption, which is the work of the 
Holy Spirit in our hearts, giving us 
sprituaf life and leading us through 
the fellowship of the sufferings of Je- 
sus for US wlio are each individually 
}epiesented in Him and in all He did 
and all He suffered and in His death 
and burial and resurrection and as- 
cension, and He sits at the right hand 
of the Father now in glory as the rep- 
I'esentative of each little individual 
of those given to Him by the Father. 
And just as sure as the first fruits of 
the harvest, wliich is Jesus Himself, 
is holy just as sure is the whole har- 
vest, including each and every one 
who now feels himself the chief of 
sinners, holy also. 

And just as sure as the body of Je- 
sus Avas raised from the grave and 
was taken or received up in heaven 
just so sure Avill these vile, corrupt, 
mortal, natni-al bodies of ours which 
are sf)W]i in deatli be raised up from 
the grave, living, si)iritual, holy and 
incorruptable bodies like the body of 
Jesus. And all who now sincerely de- 
sire to be like Jesus will then be sat- 



isfied in His likeness. "He shall see 
his" seed, He shall prolong His days, 
antl the pleasure of the Lord shall 
jn-osper in His hand. He shall see of 
the travail of His soid, and slmil h'i 
satisfied." Isaiah 53:10:11. 

Thus there will be a nuituality and 
unity of life, righteousness and pleas- 
ure belAveen the Lord and His people 
\\liieli Avili be comi)lete and perfect 
and endless. 

For tills purpose He created the 
heaven, the everlasting home and the 
l)reparatory place, for his people. 
And all things Avork together for 
good to them that love the Lord, the 
ealUd according to His purpose. And 
all for His glory. 

D. A. MEWBORN. 

Farmville, N. C. 



THE MINISTRY 

A Bishop is one Avho has the care of 
churelies or a church, a pastor. They 
are superintendents and feeders of 
the flock of God. Jesus Christ is the 
•i'l-eat Shiloli of Ills people. He gath- 
ers theiu all in one. The pastor is to 
l)nt them iu mind of this and feed 
them Avith the body of Jesus broken 
foi- sin that sinners should live. 

His blood Avas spilt for their cleans- 
ing and purifying. By it they are 
justilied before God Avho sees no fault 
in them because of the perfect right- 
eousness of our Savior. 

Ife has appointed overseers or pas- 
1oi s 1i) waleh over and feed His flock. 
To do this they must do it by both 
j)reeei)t and example. For him to 
teach Avell and do evil is not the way 
of God Avhich He has commanded His 
servants, the pastors. 

They must be blameless. Must be. 
Thill is their life must be above re- 
liroach. The apostle does not mean 
that men should not speak evil of^ 
them for those Avho live Godly iu 
Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. 
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a true evil report. 

For one to be blameless is for liim 
to live in such a way as not to give 
the adversary any occasion to speak 
reproachfully. He should be virtu- 
ous in his life and in his manners, 
truthful, honest, faithful to his word. 
Blameless. 

Tliti husband of one wife. This 
cuts him olf from concubinage. He 
must not have but one wife. To do 
so is to forever disqualify him as a 
minister. His example would be con- 
trary to the word of truth. Our Je- 
sus has but one bride, the Lamb's 
Avife. That must be the manner of 
those He has chosen for pastors of 
His sheep. To do otherwise is to dis- 
honor oar Jcbus and our high and ho- 
ly calling. A pastor must so live with 
the sisters and other ladies that there 
is no room left for suspiciin that his 
life is lewd. He cannot reprove and 
rebuke with authority if his own 'ife 
is under suspicion. His autliority is 
gone aud it can be well said of him 
"Physician, heal thyself." 

It is not required that a pastor 
sliould or should not be married but 
it is required that he should not have 
but one wife and that he live viriu- 
ous. 

I cannot see that when one has 
been entrusted as a minister by the 
churches and he so little regards his 
obligations as to commit acts of lewd- 
ness that he can ever agaiu m this 
life be recognized in capacity uf 
a gosi)el minister. No, if he be a child 
of God let him remain in the fire of 
purification and let the church be 
free from iiis s ns. Th ; Stinic uiii-i 
true of drunkenness, lying dishones- 
ty, and all sins which are against ev- 
en the moral life of worldly men. One 
often accused by honorable people of 
sugh things as these surely has not a 
good report of them which are with- 
out aud this is one of the required 
qualifications. For a pastor to have 



an evil report following after him is 
a great stumbling block to the 
churches and gives the adversary the 
best of opportunity to speak re- 
proachfully. For a pastor to be guil- 
ty of these evil things should cau-je 
him to hang his head in shame all the 
days of his life because he ha i led the 
flock of God astray and expo^sod thtm 
to open shame. 

Vigilant. That is he must be watch- 
fid of himself and of all the things 
connected with the church of God 
over which he is chosen to be over- 
seerer. If the Holy Ghost has so ap- 
pointed him he will be watchful of 
his own steps and those under his 
care. 

It is .sliameful to be so loose in his 
daily life that conferences have to 
be called and witnesses summoned to 
appear for or against him. lie should 
know tliat these meetings give the 
greater j)ublicity to his e.'ii conduct, 
and they never release him in the 
minds and hearts of the bretlire.'i. His 
influence is so destroyed thai hiz 
preaching, even though it be sound 
ajid good, 'i.i-, no pow-^- ii. it to those 
who know, or have reason uo believf- 
that his conductis bad. 

Sober. Not only as to alcoholic 
beverages but in word i id conduct as 
well. Notice that in all these connec- 
tions the words, "Must Be," has the 
same force, lie must b^ sober 

good behaviour. Must be that 
way. Ilis behaviour m\!s'-, not be lu 
levity with the wicked and liglitmiud- 
ed world but must be as becometh 
those professing godliness. His ex- 
amples must be wor;ijy of einidation 
by those who know him. 

(riven to hospitality. Being ready 
at all times to take care of the breth- 
ren, the friends and even his enemies. 
Thus showing himself a pr.itern of 
good works and in ent-ii'taining stran- 
K ■<•• 

Apt to teach. No minister can be 



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successful without this special quali- 
flcatiou. One must not only know 
but he must be given to teaching ovh • 
ers. A great noise in the pu.pit is 
not preaching. I used to hear that 
shallow brooks make a great noise but 
great rivers run with silent majesty. 
Preaching the gospel does not consist 
in long and loud talking but in im- 
parting to those who are prepared to 
hear the word of God so they will be 
instructed thereby. 

The word "Apt" has these mean- 
ings: "Fit,; suitable; liable; ready; 
qualified." To benefit to teach he 
must himself be living that which he 
teaches. To be suitable for this work 
he must possess the knowledge which 
he is going to impart to others. To 
be liable to teach he must be accus- 
tomed to do so, and ready to do so 
when occasion offers ; ana nis life and 
conduct must be such that he is qual- 
ified for this work. One not apt to 
tcaeli, however fluent in words he 
may be, or however long he may 
stand in speaking, should never be 
ordained to the ministry. A long 
empty pulpit discourse is not preach- 
ing. A sensational discourse to stir 
up feelings and make people cry is 
not preaching. Getting up a feeling 
of sentimental animation is not 
preaching. Teaching in word and 
doctrine so the children of God are ed- 
ified and instructed is preaching the 
go.speh It always points them from 
self to God and gives them to under- 
stand the difference in the things of 
this world which perish, and the 
things of God which abide forever. 

A bishop must be apt to do those 
things, and one should never be or- 
daii'ed to the ministry of God's word 
unless God has given him this word 
and called and qualified him to im- 
part it 1() others. For one to run be- 
fore he is sent and for such an one to 
be recognized by the churches are 
both evUs Avhich must work against 



llie welfare of the churches. 

Not given to wine. One profess- 
ing to ))e called of God to preach the 
gospel and going about the country 
(Irinkiug alcoholic beverages surely 
shows himself unworthy to be receiv- 
ed by the churches. 

No striker. Plowever much temper 
he may have in nature he shows very 
little of tlie gift of grace in so resent- 
ing an insult that he acts with and 
like the vile and rowdy of the world, 
lie has forgotten the word of the 
Lord, "If ye be smitten on the one 
cheek, turn the other also." Our Je- 
sus gave His cheek to thy amiter. In 
following Him when we nre reviled 
one shall not smite again. Bless them 
that curse us, and curse nor Do good 
to all men and not evil to any. Re- 
member that vengeance is the Lord's 
and we cannot handle it and do our 
calling justice. 

Not greedy of filthy lucre. The 
love of money is the root of all evil. 
The 'purpose of the minister of God 
must be the glory of God and the edi- 
fication of His people. To have the 
making of money in his mind is to be 
greedy of filthy lucre. The words of 
the Lord, 'Seek ye first the kingdom 
of God and His righteousness, and all 
these things shall be added unto 
yoii," should be his desire in faith 
towards God and tlie Lord Jesus 
Christ. In this and all other things 
he should be patient, waiting on the 
Lord. 

Not a Brawler. Noisy and wrang- 
ling, and thus getting up confusion 
among men and especially the house- 
hold of faith. Nor covetous., or de- 
siring the things which are not law- 
fully his. He must seek to be honest 
and live on his own income whether 
it be little or much, a)id One that 
ruleth his own house, having his cliil- 
dren under subjection with all gravi- 
ty. One who does not rule and rule 
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all worthy to be a ruler in the house 
of the Lord. 

These things should be well consid- 
ri>d, not only before a pastor is call- 
ed, but before one is ordained to the 
ministry of the word. Looseness in 
this matter is a crime in the house of 
our (iod for Avhich we will suffer 
siifiiitT or later. 

i have merely given au outline of 
wliat is in my mind on this inexhaust- 
ible subject. I pray the Lord that He 
Avill bless what I have written to the 
the comfort and benefit of His people. 

In hope and love. 

L. H. HARDY. 

Atlantic, N. C. 



Look at the scene in Matthew 14:- 
24-33. 

In our troubles we are sometimes 
like these disciples. Our ship is 
now in the midst of the sea, tossed 
with the waves; for the w^"nd is con- 
trary. We find it is more than we are 
able to do to calm the storm, or to be 
calm ourselves. Josus is absent, and 
we fear that our trials will overwhelm 
us, and tlint avc must utterly sink in 
our advei-sitii's. "While we were sail- 
ing upon a smooth sea we could sing 
with pleasure to ourselves. 
"Begone unbelief, my Savior is near, 
And for my relief will surely appear; 
By prayer let me wrestle, and He will 
perform, 

'With Christ in the vessel I smile at 
the storm." 

But now that we are in a sea of 
troubles and no small tempest is upon 

1 us. what are we saying? Are we say- 
i-^g: "I smile at the storm? I know 

> it is not impossible ; but it is only pos- 
sible for a child of God to do so when 
Christ is felt to be with us in our trib- 
ulations. Then ye can say, "Though I 
Avalk in the midst of trouble thou wilt 
rennvc me," Psahu 138:7; and even 
with the prophet sing, "Altliough the 



tree shall not blossom, v.'-ither shall 
fruit be in the vines ; the labor the 
olive shall fail, and the tields shall 
yield no meat, the flock shall be cut 
off from the fold, and there shall be no 
herd in the stalls ; yet I will rejoice in 
the Lord, I will joy in the God of my 
salvation. The Lord God is my 
strength, and he will make my feet 
like hind's, feet and he will make me 
walk upon mine high places." — Hab. 
3:17-19. And in such divine confi- 
dence we are saying, "Goa is our ref- 
uge and strength, a very presei't help 
in trouble. Therefore will not we 
fear, though the earth be removed, 
and though the mountains be carried 
into the midst of the sea, though the 
waters th. roar ard be troiiblei, 
though the mountains shake with the 
swelling thereof "—Psalm 46:1-3. But 
in the sea afflictions we are alone, if 
our gracious God is not feelingly near 
tlien we are tossed with tempest and 
not comforted, for none can give us 
comfort, succor, and endurance in a 
"great fight of afflictions," — Heb. 
10:32; but Jesus Christ the Captain 
of our salvation. 

Sometimes amidst the buffetings of 
our trials we find ourselves reeling to 
and fro, and we stag<;er beneath the 
blows of the waves of our troubles, 
lite a drunken man, and are at our 
wits end. — Psalm 107 :27. We come to 
the end of our resources, "neither 
know we what to do." — 2 Cron. 20:- 
12. "I am shut up and cannot come 
forth."— Psalm 88:8. Some of the 
children of God know but little of 
such adversities of soul ; as yet they 
have not come into deep waters, and 
know but little of the furnace of af- 
fliction. — Isaiah 48-10. But in Mat- 
thew 14:25 we read, "And in the 
fourth watch of the night Jesus went 
unto them, walking on the sea." They 
are tossed with the waves, and it is 
night, but Jesus caijie to tbem; J^e 
comes walkin'g Wp'dn &ar trotxb'l'e'd se'a. 



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He treads it under his feet; he has do- 
minion over it. O troubled child of 
God, will come to you. Christ came 
to them saying, "Be of good cheer; 
it is I, be not afraid." The tempest 
still rages, and the waves run high, 
and they are tossed upon the troubled 
sea. But Peter answered Jesus and 
said, "Lord, if it be thou, bid me come 
unto thee on the Avater." The voice 
of Christ has inspired his heart, and 
if this is Christ, the Son of the living 
G6d walking upon the waves, then if 
he will bid me to come unto him, I 
too, can walk upon this temptestuous 
sea; I can tread these afflicting waves 
boneatli my feeet. Yes, with Jesus I 
near walk even this dark night upon 
the deeps. Shadrack, Meshack and 
Abednego walked in the fiery furnac-; 
with the Son of God.— Daniel 3:25. 
And Daniel spent a sacred night in 
the lion's den. They did not devour 
Mm, neither did they affright him 
Avith their roaring. He saith, "My 
God hath sent his angel, and hath 
shut the lions' mouths, that they have 
not hurt me." — Dan. 6:22. 

Jesus said unto Peter, "Come. And 
when Peter was come down out of the 
ship, he walked on the water, to go to 
Jesus." 0. it is comlorting in our 
darkness to see Jesus, even though it 
be but dimly; and then to hear his 
voice. Surely it is the voice of our 
Friend, the voice of our Beloved, T 
shall not sink, I shall not perish, He is 
coming. And as veiled in the obsci 
ity of our night He is approaching we 
long for yet more assurance that it is 
ovir Savior. It is thyself dear Savior 
that Cometh to me; if it be so bid me 
come unto thee and I will tread ev- 
erything beneath my feet to be with 
tlioe. Jesus said, "Come." That one 
word is sufficient. It is His voice. It 
strengthens us, puts away all our mis- 
givings, all our unbeliovmg fears; it 
alkireF u?. ^^ p are drawn forth to Him 
with steps of faith that Worfdth 



love ; we come out of the tempest-toss- 
ed vessel, and walk upon the water, to 
go to Jesus. 

How many steps did Peter take? 
While his thoughts were taken up 
with Jesus he walked in the darkness 
upon the waves of the sea. "But 
when he saw the wind was 'boister- 
ous, he was afraid, and beginning to 
sink, he cried, saying, "Lord save 
me." As the boisterous wind, the an- 
gry billows have distracted Peter, he 
is not thinking of Jesus now, and he 
begins to sink. Then he remembers 
Jesus again and cried unto Him, Lord, 
save me. What changes! Faith and 
unbelief. Walking upon the waves, 
then he walks no longer, not another 
step toward Christ, but he is sinking 
dovra in the tempestuous sea. But 
poor sinking, perishing Peter cries, 
save me. "And immediately Jesus 
stretched forth His hand and caught 
him and said unto him.O thon uf litile 
faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?" 
Christ is near the sinking one, his arm 
is not shortened that it cannot save. 
His saving, almighty arm reaches un- 
to the uttermost, to them that are off 
upon the sea. "He sent above, he 
took me, he drew me out of many wa- 
ters."— Psalm 18:16. 

It looked as though Peter's faith 
was great when he stepped down out 
of the ship and walked in the dark- 
ness upon the sea. But the wind blew 
in his face. Yes, he has to face that 
boisterous windy storm as he walks, 
he is buffeted by that wind; he was 
afraid. Ah, those fears! "Where- 
fore dist thou doubt?" Those doubts 
have made his legs feeble, and he can- 
not walk another step upon such a 
sea, and facing such a boisterous 
wind; he sinks in the sea. Jesus 
caught him, saying, O thou of little 
faith wherefore didst thou doubt? 
Josiis knows his name. Jesus saves 
Little Faithj and Jesus holding his 
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ior upon the waves into the ship. 
"And when they were come into the 
ship 1i:e wind ceased. Then they that 
were m the ship came and worshipped 
Him, saying, of a truth, thoiv art the 
Son of God." And I am sure that 
Little P'aith Avas far from all fleshly 
boasting- about his walking upo.i the 
water. But all his boasting concem- 
inf this exploit was in Jesus Christ 
the Son of God. The humble hear this 
and are glad. 0, child of God are you 
in straits, in afflictions, in iemi)ta- 
tions? The Lord knows the way that 
you take, ai'd when he hatti tried you. 
you shall come forth an gold, .'^nd 
though you. may feel alone, and that 
yours is an isolated case, .and in yr.ur 
sighing you are saying, "No man 
cares for my soul." — Psalm 14:4. 
Nevertheless, lie, thy covenant God, 
careth for thee. — Peter 5:7. And he 
A\ ill know thy soul in adversity. — Ps. 
31 :7. God will befriend thee, sustain 
and succor thee, and carry thee 
throngh to the praise of His own sa- 
cred name. He will show himself 
thine everlasting friend. This is His 
word, "AVlien thou passest through 
tlie watci-s, 1 will be with thee, and 
through the rivers, they shall not ov- 
erflo-w thee; when thou walkest 
througli the fire, thou shalt not be 
burned ; neither shall the flame kindle 
upon tliee." — Isaiah 43:2. And he v 
so saith, "Call upon me in the day of 
trouble; I will deliver thee, and thou 
shalt glorify me." — Psalm 50:15. 
Thus in all our trials, straights and 
conflicts we are more than conquerors 
through Him that loved us. 

FREDERICK W. KEENE. 
North Bei ivick, Maine. 



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"Remove not the ancieni laiidtnark 
'<'hich thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD, Wilson, N. C. 

P n I,F,STRR. Vinvd. V» 



VOL. L. NO. 10 

Entered at the prstofTice at VVilsou 

seoor-l class in»tttpr. 



WILSON, N. C, APRIL 1 1917 

EDITORIAL. 

WHAT PROFIT? 
"For what is a man profited, if he 
-.I.;!! liiC Av})ole n'or!-,i «:.•"! lo.«o 

Ills own soul, or what shall a man give 
in exchange for his soul?" — Matthew 
16:26. 

How blessed is the people or the in- 
dividual that hears and gives heed to 
the words of Jesus Christ whose 
leaching is perfect, and whose words 
are final. Never man spake like this 
man. God who spake in time past un- 
to the fathers by the prophets, hath 
in these last days spoken unto us by 
his Son, and his words are perfect. 
He is merciful and just,' fuU of wis- 
dom and knowledge. He asks a seri- 
ous question. What is a man profited 
if he should gain the whole world and 
lose his own soul? It is impossibls 
for one man to gain the whole world. 
But if he could gain the entire world, 
and lose his own soul, what advant- 
age would it be to him? Jesus said, if 
any man will come after me, let him 
deny liiiuself, and take up his cross, 
;ni(l follo-^- me. He must not please 
hunself, but denj' himself. He must 



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not prratify his nature or natural de- 
si its. He must keep under his own 
. lie must mortify his vain, self- 
ish nature. lie must control his tem- 
per, bridle his tongue, give his life for 
tlio ])urpose of serving the Lord. 

To deny himself is not to please 
himself — not to do the things which 
are popular with the world, not to 
seek to be great in the world. But he 
must forsake all the things pleasing 
to the Avorld. He must take up his 
cross and folloAv Jesus Christ. He 
must do the things that the natural 
man does not wish to do, and that a 
man will not do if left to loilow after 
his own fleshly, carnal or natural 
mind. 

Pride, vanity, self-seeking is tbr 
natural and pleasing pursuit of man. 
He must be humble, meek and lowly, 
lo]ig suffering, returning good for 
t vil. Revenge does not belong to 
liim. He must love his enemies, and 
pray for them. Do good to others. 
Seek the good of mankind. As much 
as is possible live peaceably with all 
men. Bless them that curse you. 
Bless and curse not. Revenge does 
not belong to man. 

Whosoever will save his life shall 
lose it: and whosoever will lose his 
life for Jesus' sake shall find it. That 
is to worship the Lord Jesus and seek 
him above all else, and follow him. 

What shall a man give in exchange 
for his soul? What is worth so much 
to a man as his o-\vn soxil? 

Man has a body and a soul. At 
<l(>ath they separate. The spirit goes 
to God who gave it, and the body 
goes to the dust. The soul is capable 
of great endurance, of suffering, is 
possessed of powers that if rightly 
directed will love, praise and serve 
God, and, in the spirit. Mary said: 
:\ry soul (loth magnify the Lord, and 
in.\ spirit hath re.ioicod in God my 
Savioqr,--Lnke 1 ;464T. 



The soul and spirit are used inter- 
changeably to worship and serve the 
Lord God. The base nature of man 
loves and cleaves to the dust, and is 
corrupt; but he that is born of God is 
enlightened in understanding, and if 
risen with Christ seeks the things that 
are above this world, and such affec- 
tion is set on things above this world. 

There is scarcely a deeper sorrow 
than for one to feel his soul is lost. 
There can be no joy to one thus op- 
])ressed. But when Jesus appears to 
one the ehiefest among ten thousand, 
and the one altogether lovely, then 
joy is shed abroad in the heart and 
better than any worldly joy or desire. 

There can be no love so pure as the 
love of God shed abroad in the heart 
of one born of God. Nor can there 
be such pure service as that rendered 
by one who has seen the vanity of all 
tilings trashy as woi-ldly riches and 
worldly honors. For a day in the 
Lord's courts is better tnan ages of 
worldly service. One had better be a 
door keper in the house of God than 
to dwell in the tents of wickedness 
for a season. P. D, G. 



GOD'S SALVATION 
"Then took he him up in his arms 
and blessed God, and said, Lord, now 
lettest thou thy servant depart in 
peace, according to thy word." Luke 
2 :28-29. 

Simeon a devout man uikIit aud in 
tlie power and guidaiicr oi' vhc \Ui]y 
Ghost was told that lie sh )ul<l iw, die 
until he had seen tlie Lord's Clinst. 

When the child Jesus -was eight 
days old he was carried into the tem- 
ple to be circumcised. 

At that time Simeon was led by the 
Spirit of God into the temple, an4 
seeing th-e yonno- cliild hp took him in 
his arms, ami )i]pssr,| c,,!. and was 
i^adr to (lopai-t ir.Iiii- to God's 

salvation. How blest .s the one lhat 



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believes and like Siuieo'i, guided by 
the Si-if'^^ -s waiting aii.i liop- 

iug for the s-i:/iv'rjn of God that 
comes out of Zion and is prepared 
before the fac" of al; po ,ro. 

rt is wnml:"-' ,• -oxl lo wait for 
tliis salvation. V .i <!.) tliis except 
tliose that l)cli. ' <' m (i- d aiid liavc 
and look there'^^.'ie f-r Isis i-oiV.Diji-. 
lie Avas proiiii -'-d sm,.ij after -.h i f:'.M 
of man from iiis stale of ipri'.>'h1 iiess 
in the day the l.^id f.^,.,! -na^Je him. 
The Lord God said. "And ' ^d' i»>it 
enmity between thee and the wouLan. 
and between thj- seed and h-v seed; 
it shall bruise thy lieel and thou sliall 
bniise its heatl." (hn. ■',:]'>. The 
Lord God saiM to lie' s-'i-peiit. Jesus 
is the seed of the w.mian, llie promis- 
ed see(h that shoiihl hruiM. saian. and 
destroy th. wurks nf thr drvd, 1st 
John :rs. Jesus is III- -real est gift 
of God to man, the nnsp,.a Icahh- gift. 
He is foretohl in the tyjMS under 
the law that e,nnr h> Mns, s. Tlie law 
dispensation nIm.w.mI tii- n.^e.-.Miy of 
Christ's eomin- in 1 lie llrsli, as tlie, 
passover Lanih 1o he slain for irs. Pro- 
plu'sy in line niton line and preeeu* 
U))on ]n'ee,.pr foretold of the wondiM- 
ful eveni of his couung' in the flesh. 
■"For unto us a child is born, iint j us 
a son is given; and the government 
shall be u})on his shoidder; and his 
name shall be called Wonderful, 
Counsellor the mighty God, the ever- 
lasting Father, the Prince of Peace." 
Isaiah 9 :6. 

Holy men of old spake as they wer.i 
moved l)y the Holy Ghost. Every 
prophet spake of Ids coming. The 
l)orter opens to him. That is all pro- 
])heeies uiute in him, agree in him. 
The scriptures testify of him. John 
tlie P>aptist is a notable w-taess of 
his coming. The law and the proph- 
ets were until John. Since then the 
kindom of heaven is preached. 

Simeon is one that was waitinc for 



the coming of Jesas, and was shown 

that he should not see death before 
he had seen the Lord's Christ. What 
a strength and consolation this was 
to liim. When he saw the child born 
unto us. tlie Son given, he took him in 
his arms and blessed God. It was not 
a guessing about things; but a reve- 
lation from God. No man knows Je- 
sus as the Son of God except by rev- 
elation. It fills Simeon with joy and 
at once he is ready to depart from 
this world, and enter into the rest 
toid has ]U'epai-ed for them that love 
liiin. His language is wonderful: 

■Loi-d. now lettest thou thy servant 
depart in iieaec. according to thy 
word: for mine eyes have seen thy 
salvation." This is God's salvation, 
foi- salvation is of the Lord. As soon 
as it is ir\-caled to any soul that one 
knows that this is the Lord's salva- 
'loii, and those to -whom he is reveal- 
ed at onrc rejoice in that salvation 
wliieli is marvelous in our eyes. 

If the Lord Jesus should be reveal- 
ed or shown to any one of US as his 
Sa\ iour. at onee that soul would glad- 

l,^ l-ase this world. This is God's 
hh -M,l .^ift. Thanks be unto God 
for his nusj)eakable gift. P. D. G. 



4fith PSALm. 

There are weighty matters to me 
eonneeted with this Psalm. 

In the night of the greatest earth- 
quake I ever felt, which was in 1886, 
an experience was felt m me an^" "by 
me that is still precious to me. ii^oon 
after i-etiring for sleep on that night 
I was aroused by a shaking. My first 
thought was that a heavy freight 
train was passing up the railroad. I 
arose, went to the front door of our 
JHuiie and hearing much hallowing 
down in the town of Wtbxui, I did non 
know v/hat it aieant. j' .'-rMited back 
to bed when I felt a distinct shock of 
earth which told me instantly what it 



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was, and 1 spoke aloud aud said, it is 
an eartliquake. My first thought was 
what a power is this that can so sliake 
this earth; the next thought vras, 
what a nothing I am. 

Then the 1 and 2nd verses of the 46 
Psalm came to me with the most qui- 
y^ting, comforting and peaceful feel- 
ing of rest, security and confidence in 
the Lord. "God is our refuge and 
strength, a very present help in trou- 
ble. Therefore will not we fear, 
though the earth be removed and 
though the mountains be carried into 
the midst of the sea." 

When the Lord appears for our 
help there is none present beside the 
Lord God to help. There is no need 
of nor any room for any other help 
or comfort. God is in the midst of 
his holy city. There is a river the 
streams whereof shall make glad the 
city of God, the holy place of the tab- 
ernacles of the most High. God is in 
the midst of her; she shall not be 
moved, God shall help her aud that 
right early. He maketh wars to cease 
unto the end of the earth. He breaks 
the bow, and cuts the spear in sunder, 
burns the chariot in the fire. Men 
bring on wars by their unlawful de- 
sires, and wicked mismanagement 
of matters.. "From whence come 
wars and fightings among you? Come 
they not hence, even of your lusts 
that war in your members?' '—James 
4:1. Men by transgression can pro- 
cure troubles, distresses and confu- 
sions, but they are not able to cause 
these troubles to cease. God can make 
wars and trouble to cease to the end 
of the earth. The Lord God does His 
pleasure in the army of heaven,, and 
among the inhabitants of the earth. 

We can by no means heal our dis- 
eases, nor cause sin to cease. But 
God is our refuge and strength, a 
very present help in trouble. In the 



iriidst uf wrath He remembers mercy. 
W f ilo not (.-all upon Him until we 
fall or enti'r into trouble, but then we 
find Iliiii a very present help. We do 
not have to hmat Him up, and bring 
iiiiii to us. We can not tell how to 
tiiul llini. Hut the Lord found Jacob 
ill a tlfscrt land,, in a waste, howling 
wikU'nicss. It is when we are shown 
it is a desert land, a waste howling 
wilderness that we are in that we find 
the i.oid is in that place and we knew 
it not. Jacob went out in distress 
from his father's house fleeing from 
iiis brother,, and took of the stones of 
the wilderness for his pillow. When 
God appeared to him in his trouble Ja- 
cob said, Surely the Lord is in this 
place, and I new it not. If God be for 
us who can be against us? If God is 
for us more are they that be for us 
than they that be aginst us. Though 
the earth be removed into the midst of 
the sea, we shall not fear, for there is 
a river, the streams whereof shall 
juake glad tlie city of God. For God 
is in the midst of his- church; she 
shall not be moved, for God shall help 
her and that right early. The Lord is 
with ns; the God of Jacob is our ref- 
uge. P. D. G. 



Obituaries 



ELDER JESSE A. ASHBURN 
Our dear Brother, Elder Jesse A. 

Ash burn, was born in Surry county, 
N. ('., near and in sight of the Pilot 
^Mountain, Dec. 21, 1861; and died at 
liis home, 888 North Liberty Street, 
Winston-Salem, N. C, at 4:45 a. m., 
:\londay, October 9, 1916, aged 54 
years, <;) months and 18 days. 

Brother Asliburn was deprived of 
the assistance, advice and protection 
of a father. His father died in the 



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war between the State* (1861-1865). 
Elder Asliljiun was the only child. 
But under the iuliuence of a good 
Christian mother., he grew up to 
manhood, walking on the farm with 
his grauiU'al lit-r in the summer, and 
going to srh()(.l in winter, i have of- 
ten heard him speak of gathering up 
pine knots on his way from school, to 
make a liglit hy which to study at 
night. By so doing he acquired a 
sufficient education to teach in the 
l)ublic schools. He remained a stud- 
ent while teaching, adding to his own 
^lowledge while teaching others. 
Later he taught in the graded school 
at Westlield, N. C, and, also, at Pilot 
Mountain, N. C. 

Whih' a young man his ambition 
was to read hiw, that he might plead 
for the luifortnnate. But l)efore tak- 
ing such a course of study, he was 
made to feel, as he said, that he, him- 
self, was one of the unfortunate; and 
instead of Avanting his case before the 
court of justice, he felt the need of 
mercy. 

Later., having received a hope in 
Christ, lie joined the Primitive Bap- 
tist church at Ararat, N. C, at their 
April meeting in 1*888. Feeling that 
God had called him to a greater 
work, he soon began to preach the 
gospel in a wonderful manner, even 
from the beginning. On one occasion, 
while he was preaching at Union 
church, I remember that an old sis- 
ter said to his mother, ' !' !If Jess can 
preach this way now, what will he do 
when he gets grown (in the minis- 
try) 1 He was ordained an elder on 
February 7, 1891. 

Having made choice of Miss Addis- 
Needham as his life companion, U 
and his devoted and Christian wife- 
settled down, making farming and 
teaching his occupation for a liveli- 
hood, and preaching the gospel of his 



profession for Jea^^d' sake. He was a 
successful farmer, a good school 
teacher, and a wonderfully favored 
preacher. He took great delight in 
his work, making money and provid- 
ing well for his wife and five chil- 
dren; and moreover, he made for hiuo.- 
self a noble character and reputation 
which secured for him a host of 
frie*ids. These friends showed their 
appreciation for him when, in Nove?»- 
ber, 1896, they elected him to repre- 
sent the counties of Stokes and Sur- 
ry, in the State Senate of N. C, ses- 
sion of 1897. 

After this he spent three years in 
Washington, D. C, as a doorkeeper lo 
the Reserve Galley of the U, S. Sen 
ate; and while serving in this capaci- 
ty, he wrote the history of the Fish- 
er "s Kiver Primitive Baptist Associa- 
tion, of iN. ('., using as his motto: 
"Truth is that perfect word that 
knows no deception." 

This definition was a key to his sin- 
cei-i' and trnthful life of service to his 
feliowiuen. It was this definition to 
the word ' !' Itruth," given by him to 
Hon. Champ Clark, now speaker in 
the upper house of the U. S. Congress, 
that was featured in many of Ameri- 
ca's leading papers. 

Ivet ui-nin;^ from Washington city, 
he cojitinned his farming and teach- 
iny and preaching, traveling much, 
visit in<: cliniches in different parts of 
the country. 

In 1904 he was elected clerk of the 
P'isher's River Association, and served 
till ]!)]L 

Having' accepted a position with 
the Wachovia Bank and Trust Com- 
])any, of Winston-Salem, N. C, as a 
.s diciting agent he while working 
11. long the farmers, helped the farm- 
ers to work out many difficult prob- 
lems, and was the author of several 
advertising booklets, handling in an 
able manner the problems of farm 



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and fireside 

Having moved to Winston-Salem, 
X. C, in the winter of 1911, he and 
wife joined the Primitive Baptist 
clnirch at tliat place, March 25„ by 
h'ttcr, ;i little church built up under 
his preaching and influence, and 
Avhieh was organized July 27, 1907, 
Avilli 12 memers; but, at the time of 
his death, it had a membership of for- 
ty-live. 

At tiie time of liis death he was 
serving four cliurches, to- wit: The 
eliureh at Winston-Salem, the church 
at High Point, the church at Salisbu- 
ry, and the eliureh at Pine, N. C. He 
preached the gospel in its purity, his 
watchword being ' !' IPeace and Uni- 
ty," to which end he labored in his 
churches. 

Being one of the able associate ed- 
itors of the Messenger of Truth, pub- 
lished at Laurel Fork, Virginia, by 
Elder F. P. Branscome, he gave to its 
readers many interesting and helpful 
letters, always carrying a good mes- 
sage to the saints of God, so as to 
make him ever remembered by his 
brethren, sisters and friends abroad. 

Brother Ashburn had been afflicted 
for many years, but remained cheer- 
ful, working nearly all the time till a 
feAv months before his death, when he 
went to a hospital for treatment. But 
he soon returned to his home, where 
he was under the care of his home 
physician, and improved so much 
that he had been going to the bank 
and doing some work. But on Friday 
night, October 6, 19J6, after making 
his arrane-ements to go to the Salem 
Association, which was to conveae 
Avith the church at Sardis on the next 
day, he retired for the night. Bu\ 
?:30 p. m., he was stricken with par- 
alysis and never regained conscien- 
tiousness nor ever spake again; and, 
at 4:45 a. m,, Monday, October 9, 
1916, the death angel visited his home 



and his spirit went to God who gave 
it. 

The high esteem in which Elder 
Ashburn was held by the people of 
his town was shown by the beautiful 
floral tribute made by the leading citi- 
zeiis of the town, the most beautiful 
of which was a wreath made of wheat 
heads. 

After a short song and prayer ser- 
vice in the home, as requested by him, 
the funeral procession, consisting of 
thirty-five machines, filled with rela- 
tives and friends, moved slowly to the 
eliureh at Saints Delight, sevea miles 
east of the city, where the funeral 
was preached by Elder P. D. Gold 
and the writer to a large concourse of 
relatives and friends. Then the body 
of Elder Ashburn was interred in the 
eeraetery at that place, a spot selected 
by him. He selected the place to be 
buried, made choice of his casket, and 
ordered a suit of clothes, which arriv- 
ed the night before his death ; and 
AA-ith his wife, made choice of those to 
preach his funeral, preparing for his 
death in life. 

Often he spoke of the short time 
that he had to live, and told me, at 
the Fisher's Eiver Association, in Aug- 
ust, 1915 that he would not be a liv- 
ing man two years from then; and 
told his dream of working in a corn- 
field with other brethren; that his 
row Avas as thrifty as theirs, but was 
shorter. 

Now, siMce hf has come to the end 
of his row, the end of his labor of 
love, may the Lord enable us to bow 
in humble submission to the Master's 
will. 

He leaves a wife, four sons, Arthur, 
p]llis, Isaac and Hassel, of Winston- 
Salem, N. C, and one daughter, Mrs. 
J. T. Ayers, of Pine Hall, N. C. His 
deatli is a distinct loss to our country, 
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chm-clies. Children, may his example 
be a light unto your feet, and his ad- 
monitions so deeply impressed in your 
minds that th»y can never be erased. 
Dear Sister Ashburn, we know uo>v 
impossible it is to silence your grief 
with words. May God enable you to 
bear the cross till the victory is wo i, 
when you shall join your loved ones 
who have gone to that happy, happy 
shore. 

His death we mourn, who lately stood 
A herald of the mighty God; 

Proclaimed the Savior of our race, 
And bore the message of his gra^e. 

But all his labors now are o'er 

And we shall hear his voice no 
more ; 

His dust lies silent in the tomb, 

He's gone to heaven, his final h<>' 
-It MIS, though earthly shepherds die. 

Do thou thy churches still supplv, 
With gifts, instructions to impart, 

Pastors, according to the heart. 

Written by request, and by one 
who loved him. 

(ELD.) F. P. STONE. 
Francisco, N. C. 

OBITUARY. 

Dear Brother Gold: — I have been 
requested to write a short obituary 
for publication in Zion's Landmark, 
and the family of the deceased, would 
appreeifito space" for same. 

David Srott M,,s l,n!-n netol)er :!", 
1844, ,'nul I), -TiiilMT ]S, l!)ir,. He 

married Mary Imh-Iih.- (rilliani on 
April !t, ISliS, lu N> lii.'l, uninii wer,' 
born four eliild-vo. nur Im.v ami thr,'.- 
girls. Only two nt; tin- dnUln'ii have 
survived liiiii and his companion, the 
latter )iavin<; ])reeeded him about two 
years. Tliose remaining are Mrs. Co- 
ra Christmon and Mrs. Fannie Max- 
well. Mr. Seolt was not a member of 
the ehureh, ))ut was a firm believer 
and attended diurch at Gilliam's, at 
whieli plaer lli^ wife u:is a member. 
It has been my pleasure to visit them 
aeveral times in their home, arid I wm 



especially impressed with their inter- 
est in the scriptures and in Bible 
characters. Their conversation seem- 
ed seasoned with good things. Mr. 
Seott was a good husband, a kind and 
loving father, and a neighbor indeed. 
He is much missed by all who knew 
liim. i'uueral services were coi- 

diieted at Gilliam's by the writer of 
these lines, after which we consigned 
Ins body to the tomb, but commended 
liis spirit to God who gave it. 
May God remember the bereaved in 
mcrey. and teach us to know Him 
wlioiu to know is life ternal. 

Tours in hope, 

J. w. gdjIam, jr. 

Altamahaw, N. C. 



RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT 

Whereas, it has pleased our Heav- 
eidy Father to send the grim Messen- 
ger of <h ath to the home of our dear 
brother and beloved pastor. Elder J. 
W. Johnston, on March 1st, to remove 
him from our midst and take him, we 
humbly hope to his eternal home. 
Therefore be it resolved^ 

1st. Tliat while we bow in humble 
submission to the will of Almighty 
(iod, ^y(' do not the less mourn for our 
beloved pastor who has been called 
from his labor. We mourn not as 
those without hope, believing as v. 
do that our loss is his eternal gain. 

■2nd, Til at we tender our heartfelt 
s.\inpath\- t/> the bereaved family. 

:!rd. That these resolutions be en- 
lerod in onr church books, a copy of 
thi ni to the Zion's Landmark with re- 
quest to publish. 

Done by order of Conference Sat- 
urday before the 3rd Sunday in 
March, 1917. 

ELDER J. C. MOORE, Moderator. 

C. H. SPIYEY, Church Clerk. 
RESOLUTIONS OF RESPECT 

WJiereas: God in His infinite wis- 
dom has ee'en pi -^p^r <-"n t-Atrfove from 



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our little church our very worthy, 
highly esteemed and much beloved 
brother, J. H. Bennett, Sr. Therefore 
])(■ it resolved by the Primitive Bap- 
tist church at Eeidsville, N. C: 'J^ 
Avhile Ave keenly feel the loss to the 
church, of one of its vporthy members, 
to the commimity one of its honored 
citizens we bow in humble suDmission 
to the will of Him who knoweth the 
end from the beginning ' and who 
inaketh no mistakes, feeling our loss 
is his eternal gain. 

Ixcsolved further: That a copy 
tlu>sc resolutions be recorded in our 
church book, a copy be sent to the be- 
reaved family and a copy be sent to 
Ziou's Landmark for publication. 

Approved by the church in confer- 
ence at the February meeting in 1917. 
Elder O. J. Denny, Moderator, 
E. R. Harris, Clerk. 



JOHN ELWOOD WILLIAMS 

By request I send for publication 
iu Zion's Landmark the obituary of 
little John Ehvood Williams, only son 
of Floyd and :\Iollie "Williams, age 
sixteen months. 

lie Avas a brifilit, sweet child, loved 
])y all the family. He was taken with 
cholera infantum and suffered in- 
lensely but bore his pain with marked 
j)atieiice, hardly complaining at all. 
All was done that kind parents and 
two i)hysicians could do, but nothing 
could stay the hand of death. 

We loved him, yes we loved him, 
Hut angels loved him more;; 
And they have sweetly called him 
To yonder shining shore 

Written by his step-grandmother. 

Nannie L. Butcher. 



SISTER G. A. LANCASTER 

By request of Elder T. B. Lancas- 
ter, 1 will wfite a brief obituary no- 
1:4 of the death of his deer wife, G. 
A. LanbaatW. 



She was born December 9, 1843, 
and died March 6th, 1917. Sister 
Lancaster joined the church at Na- 
liunta, Wayne county, N. C, April 
20th, 1881, and was baptized by Elder 
Shade Pate. 

She was a good woman, and loved 
by those that knew her. . She was at- 
tentive to the church, always filling 
her seat when not providentially hin- 
dered. 

This dear sister was afflicted for 11 
years, and though her suffering was 
great she bore it with patience and 
Christian fortitude. 

Sister Lancaster was a preacher's 
wife, never putting any hindrance in 
the way to keep her dear husband 
from visiting his churches. 

Oil what a blessing she was to him, 
but now she is gone, and has left our 
dear brother alone in this cold world 
of sin to fight as he has fought for 30 
years the good fight of faith. 

For about 4 years our dear brother 
was unable to even be away from 
home at night on account of his 
wife's health, but she improved and 
our dear brother was able to stay 
with us during our Asscociation. 

She was taken for the worse on 
Gth of March and lived but a short 
Avhile after being taken, and died in 
the arms of her dear husband. 

I was at her burial and spoke a 
short while from the words: "Blessed 
are the dead which die in the Lord." 
Brother Roberts concluded at the 
grave. 

There was a large gathering of sor- 
rowing friends to sympathize with 
our dear brother in his loss which is 
her gain. 

May the Lord bless, sustain and 
heal his broken heart is the prayi 
one that loved them both for Christ's 
sake. 

Yours in hope, 

J. yr. GARDNER. 

Goldsboro, N. 9. 



ZlOm LANDMAKK 



UNION NOTICE 

The next Black River Union is ap- 
pointed to be held with the church at 
Reedy Prong meeting house in John- 
ston County, N. C, on Saturday and 
r)th Sunday in April, 1917. Visitors 
Mill be met at Benson on Friday 
morning. All that love the truth are 
invited to attend. We hope to have 
;i goodly number of ministers. 
Your humble brother I hope, 
Cornelius Hodges, Union Clerk. 

NOTICE 

The White Oak Union is appointed 
to he held with the church at Stump 
Sound, one mile from Hollybridge 
station, Onslow County. 

All lovo J truth a'-e inviii d to be 
with us. R. W. Gurganus, 

Union Clerk. 



The following churches of the Lit- 
jliver Association were represent- 
ed: Bethany, Middle Creek, Mt. Gil- 
cad, Smithfield, Salem, Union, Wil- 
low Springs and Angier. From Black 
( reek Association: Beulah, Goldsbo- 
10, Wilson, Scotts and Upper Black 
( 'reek. 

5tli: In view of the fact that no 
(•har!?es Avere presented at this meet- 
ing be it known that we will hold any 
person or persons strictly accounta- 
ble, according to gospel discipline, 
who may circulate or cause to be cir- 
culated any charges against the pas- 
tor or the church at Raleigh. 
Elder J. F. Farmer, Mod. 
Elder G. T. Powell, Clerk. 

^. S. — Elder Isaac Jones could not 
attend to sit as Moderator. His wife 
was sick. 



Raleigh, N. C, March 7, 19r 

The church in Raleigh in confer- 
ence on Saturday before third Sun- 
day in March 1917, after preaching: 
by Brother C. B. Hall and Elders J. 
W. Wyatt and J. F. Farmer. 

lst= Invited visiting Brethren and 
Sisters to seats with us. 

2nd: Inquired after the peace of 
the Church. Announced in order and 
fellowship. 

3rd: Door of Church was then an- 
nounced open for reception of mem- 
bers. 

4th: Following up the order of con- 
ference of January 20th, last — the 
published invitation and request — by 
order was read. No charges were 
presented. 

Visiting brethren C. B. Hall and J. 
II. Parker and Elder J. W. Wyatt and 
J. F. Farmer (the Moderator) and al- 
so brother J. W. Woodall then made 
many very loving and advistory 
talks, virtually agreeing and stating 
that there should be no more of the 
so-called dissatisfactory talk and 
fault finding in the future as referred 

to in our letter published JBtmary 
2dth in (fur rel^cfus 'pfleipWrs. 



TKe next session of the Black Creek 
Uni( n will be held with the church at 
Creech's in Johnson county, N. C, 
Saturday and 5'h Sunday in April. 

Micro and Selma on Southern an4 
A. C. L. railroads are the nearest 
stations. 

A general invitation is extended 
to levers of truth. 

Elder J. T. Collier resides at Micro. 
N. C 

"iTOCKUCKIT-STOCKUKEIT " 



For Horses, Cattle, Sheep 
and Hogs. Contains Cop- 
peras for Worms, Sulphur 
for the Blood, S» '"peter 
for the Kidneys. Nux 
Vomica.a Tonic, and Pure 
Dairy Salt. Used by Vet- 
erinarians 12 years. No 
Dosing. Drop Brick in 
feed-box. Ask yourdealer 
for Blackman's or write 



BLACKMAN STOCK REMEDY COMPANY 

C HATTANOOGA. TENNESSEE 

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Alterative 

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ZION'S LANDMARK 



TO LIVE LONG! 

A recipe given by a fiinKUis j)liy.«iciaii 
for long life was : "Keep the kidney? in 
good order! Try to eliminate tlirn the 
skin and intestines the poisonp that 
otlierwiae clog the kidneys. Avoid eat- 
ing meat as much as possible; avoid too 
much salt, alcohol, tea. Try a milk and 
vegetable diet. Drink plenty of water, 
and exercise so you sweat— the skin 
helps to eliminate the toxic poisons 
and uric acid." 

For those past middle life, for those 
easily recognized symptoms of inflam- 
mation, as backache, scalding "water," 
or if uric acid in the blood has caused 
rheumatism, "rusty" joints, stiffness, 
get Anuric at the drug store. This is a 
wonderful eliminator of uric acid and 
was discovered bv Dr. Pierce of Invalids' 
Hotel, Buffalo, N. Y. If your druggist 
does not keep it send 10 cents to Dr. 
Pierce for trial package and you will 
find that it is many times more potent 
than lithia and that it dissolves uric 
acid as hot water does sugar 



NOTHING STANDS A? KinM. as fl ffWSri? 




Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pel hits regulate 
and invigttrate stomach, liver and bowels, 
Sugar-coated, tiny granules, easy to take 
as candy. 



How to preserve health and beauty is 
told in Doctor Pierc(i's Common Sense 
Jledical A(lvi>er. It is Jrte. Send Dr. 
Pierce, Buffalo. N. Y.. four dimes, or 
stamps, to cover wrapping and mailing. 



MAKE TWO POUNDS OF BUTTER FROM ONE 

Not magic, but a money saving recipe for a Butter Mixture, making one pound of 
butter double its weight. It can be used for every butter purpose except frying and 
cuts your butter bills in two. The Butter Mixture recipe and manv others for making 
Desserts — Salads and Candies are in our book— "Dainty Desserts for Dainty People" 
sent free if you enclose your grocer's name. 

KNOX GELATINE CO. 

201 Knox Avenue Johnstown, N. T. 



Take a MAN-A-LIN Tablet 

THEN YOU'LL FEEL BETTER 

Wh . you are slu.-rgish in thought and action, when your mouth tastes 
br.d, your breath is foul, your eyes are clouded end your body aches — you 
need Manalin. 

Your liver has <iuit : your h-jdy U full of w.-isfe mat'cr. and your blood i.s becomins 
polluted with toxic elements you should throw off. You cannot stay well in that 
condl*- 

Arouse Your Lazy Liver 

Clean out your intestine5. You will note the differc-n'-.e the Tiexi rhy. M»nalin 
is the ideal laxative, bei-ausc it " ' " " "■ 

without cripitig, without habif, for 
forlably. 

Manalin Tablets are delightful h 
■ d rr.cy be ct 



tarts the li 



and 
ra! bal 



vill , 



. able you 
I 25 cents. Li 



..t'O lott 
ne manufacturers. 

The Peruna Company, Colusnbut, Obi 




IaANdmabk 



irmCK, GLOSSY HAm 

FREE FROM DANDRUFF 

Giris! Try it! Hair gets soft, fluffy and 
beautiful— Get a 25 cent bottle 
of Danderine. 



If you care for heavy hair that glis- 
tens with beauty and Is radiant with 
life; has an incomparable softness and 
is fluffy aud lustrous, try Danderine. 

Just one appl'cation doubles the 
beauty of your hair, beside;-; it imme- 
diately dissolves every particle c"" 
dandrua'. You can not have nicH 
heavv, honU'iy hair ii you hav.^ 
dandruff. TLis destruftive scurf rol s 
the hair of its lustre, its stven!,nh au 1 
its very life, ar.d if njt overcome it 
produces a feverishr.'^ss an.i itcliins of 
the scalp; the hair roov^ famish, 
loosen and die; then the hair falls out 
fast. Surely get- a 25-cent bottle of 
Knowlton's Danderine from any drug 
store and just try it. 

STOPS TOBACCO HABIT 
Elders' Sanitarium, located at 613 Mala 
St.. St. Joseph, Mo., has published a book 
ahowlng the deadly effect of tbe tobacos 
habit, and how It can be stopped la tbra* 
to five days. 

As they are dlBtrlbutlng tbls book Itm. 
ao^ one wanting a copy sboiild send tavtr 
aame and address at once. 



NERVOUnPELLS 

And Combination of Troubles Relieved 
by a Combination of Medicines. 

A quotation f' oni cue rccenl leiter" 



18 I had I 
■as in a v 
Aite of Iv 



taken the me( 
falthfiillv Willi 1 
"It is a \<n:K ■ 
had one of tluise 



Tliey told 
ocrtainly I 
i.scouraginer 



ith tfusi- yuod 



j Everyone Should 
Drink Hot Water 
in the Morning 

Wash away all the stomach, liver, 
and bowel poisons before 
breakfast 



To feel your best day in ami day out. to 
I'eel clean inside; no sour bile to coat your 
tongue and sicken your breath or dull your 
head: no constipation, bilious attacks, sick 
headaches, colds, rheumatism or gassy, acid 
.■~tomacli. you must bathe on the inside like 
you bathe outside. This is vastly more im- 
portant, because the skin pores do not ab- 
sorb inipiuities into the blood, while the 
howf'l jiorcs (to. says a well-known physi- 
lian. 

To keep these poisons and toxins well 
flusbed from the stomacli, liver, kidneys 
and bowels, drink before breakfast each 
fiay. a glass ot hot water with a teaspoon- 
tul of limestone phosphate in it. This will 
( leaiise, purify and freshen the entire ali- 
mentary tract, before putting more food 
into the stomach. 

Get a quarter pound of limestone phos- 
phate from your pharmacist. It is inexpen- 
sive and almost tasteless, except a sourish 
twinge which is not unpleasant. Drink phos- 
Iihated liot water every morning to rid your 
sN stein of these vile poisons and tovnis; al- 
so to prevent ttieir formation. 

To feel like young people feel; like you 
tell before your blood, nerves and muscles 
Ijccame satniated with an accumulation of 
l)0(l\ poisons, l)egin this treatment and 
ab(jve all. kee|) it up! As soap and hot wat- 
er act on the skin, cleansing, sweStening 
and i)urifyiug, so limestone phosphate and 
hot water before breakfast, act on the stom- 
ach, liver, kidneys and bowels. 



MOOKK'S MINERAL SPlilNGi. 

I gladly recommend this water U 
he sick. Hotel open winter and sum 
ner. Water chipped from Rural Hall, 
V. C, at, $1.50 per case of 12 half gal- 
'ona and cases to be returned in 30 

I nst summer my health becamt 
'ery poor. I went to Moore's Miner- 
il Springs, .n Stokes County, N. 
-eraaining there t-bout 12 days, 1 r#- 
•^nmed iiorae well. 

This water acts on the blood, thf 
*kin, the bowels, kidneys, stomach 
•atarrh, Ac. 



I OWE 



SOUR, ACID STOMACHS, 

GASES OR INDIGESTION 



MY HEALTH 



To Lydia E. Pinkham's Veg- 
etable Compound* 




tVashington Park, 111. — "I am the 
mother of four children and have suf- 
fered with female 
trouble, backache, 
nervous spells and 
the blues. My chil- 
dren's loud talking 
and romping would 
make me so nervous 
I could just tear 
everything to pieces 
and I would ache all 
over and feel so sick 
that I would not 
want anyone to talk 
to me at times. •»! Lydia E. Pinkham's 
Vegetable Compound and Liver Pills re- 
stored me to health and I want to thank 
you for the good they have done me. I 
have had quite a bit of trouble and 
worry but it does not affect my youth- 
ful looks. My friends say ' Why do you 
look £0 young and well ? ' I owe it all 
to the Lydia E. Pinkham remedies." 
—Mrs. RoBT. Stopiel, Moore Avenue, 
Washington Park, Illinois. 

We wish every woman who suffers 
from female troubles, nervousness, 
backache or the blues could see the let- 
ters written by women made well by Ly- 
dia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. 

*If you haye any symptom about which 
you wouW like to know write to the 
Lydia E. Pinkham Medicine Co., Lynn, 
Mass., for helpful advice given free of 
chargi. 

Asslist Nature. There are times when you 
should assist nature. It is now undertaking 
to cleanse youi- system — if you will take 
Hood's Sarsaparilla the undertaking will be 
successful. This great medicine purifies and 
builds up as nothing else does. 



NOTICE? 



iach "Papa's Diapepsin" digests 3000 
grains food, ending all stomach 
misery in five minutes. 



Time it! In five minutes all stoai- 
ach distress will go. No indigestion, 
heartburn, sourness or belching of 
gas, acid, or eructations of undigested 
food, no dizziness, bloating, foul 
breath or headache. 

Pape's Diapepsin is noted for its 
speed in regulating upset stomachs. 
It is the surest, quickest stomach rem- 
edy in the whole world and besides it 
is harmless. Put an end to stomach 
trouble forever by getting a large 
f;fty-cerit case of Pape's Diapepsin 
from any drug store. You realize in 
five minutes how needless it is to suf- 
fer from indigestion, dyspepsia or any 
Etomach disordqr. It's the quickest, 
surest and most harmless stomach 
doctor iu the world. 



R. M. JOSEY. Route 4. Lamar, S. C. 



IF KIDNEYS ACT 
BAD TA KE SA LTS 

Says Backaclie is sign you have been eating 
too much meat. 

When you wake up with backache and 
dull misery in the kidney region it general- 
ly means you haye been eating too much 
meat, says a well-known authority. Meat 
forms uric acid which overworks the kid- 
neys in their effort to filter it from the 
blood and they become sort of paralyzed 
;ind loggy. When your kidneys get sluggish 
and clog you must relieve them, like you 
relitve your bowels; removing all the 
I)cdy's urinous waste, else you have back- 
ache, sick headache, aizzy spells; your 
stomach sours, tongue is coated, and when 
the weather is bad you have rheumatic 
twinges. The urine is c'loudy, full of sedi- 
ment, channels often get sore, water scalds 
and you are obliged to seek relief two or 
three times during the night. 

Either consult a good, reliable physician 
at once or get from your pharmacist about 
four ounces of Jad Salts; take a tablespoon- 
ful in a glass of v/ater before breakfast for 
a few days and your kidneys will then act 
fine This famous salts is made from the 
acid of grapes and lemon juice combined 
V itli lithia. and has been used for genera- 
tions to clean and stimulate sluggish kid- 
in -ss, also to neutralize acids in the urine 
so ii I'.o -iinger irritates, thus endin/; liladdor 
wc,-) knttss. 

Jad Salts is a life saver for regular meat 
cat'r'rs. It is inexpensive, cannot injure and 
makes a delightful, effervescent litiiia -wat- 
er drink. 



10 CENT "CASCARETS" 

IF BILIOUS OR COSTIVE 

For Sick Headache, Sour Stomach, 
Sluggish Liver and Bowels — They 
work while you sleep. 

Furred Tongue, Bad Taste, indiges- 
tion, Sallow Skin and Miserable Head- 
aches come from a torpid liver an ! 
clogged bowels, which cause your 
stomach to become filled with undi- 
gested food, which sours and fernu-nt^ 
like garbage in a swill barrel. That's 
the first step to untold misery — indi- 
gestion, foul gases, bad breath, yellow 
fckin, mental fears, everything that is 
horrible and nauseating. A Cascaret 
to-ni^lit will give your con.-up.ited 
bowels a thorough cleansing and 
straighten you out by morning. They 
work while you sleen— a 10-cent box 
from your druggist will keep you feel- 
ing good for months. 



Cancer Successfully Treated At 
. The Kellam Hospital. 

The record of the Kellam Hos- 
pital is without parallel in histo- 
ry, having successfully treated 
without the use of the knife, 
acids, X-ray of radium, over 90 
per cent of the many hundreds 
of sufferers from Cancer which it 
lia.^> treated during the pasi «;i;^b- 
teen years. We want every ma*i 
and woman in the United States 
to know what we are doing. 

KELLAM HOSPITAL, 
1617 W. Main St., Richmond, Va 




e healthy. 

..oliiiic. V 

ulog of fruit trees, , 

i -anls wanted in every locality. Exi 
larges paid on orders of $5.00 or moi 
CATAWBA COUNTY NURSERY, NEWTON, N. ( 



FEATHERBED BARGAINS 



All new. clean sanitary feathers covered with 8oz. A.C. A. 
Ticking. Reull worth o( whole lot $23.00. Money back 
euarantee. Most for money. Tins offer Is good for 30 days 
only. Mail order now or write for order blanks. 
SOUTHERN FEATHER & PILLOW CO. 
Dept. 177. Grvantboro. N. C. 



SAGE TEA DANDY 
TO DARKEN HAIR 



It's Grandmother's Recipe to Bring Back 
Color and Lustre to Hair. 

You ''an turn gray, faded hair beautifully 
ilarl; lustrous almost over night if you'll 
^; i a ." i-cent bottle of "Wyeth's Sage and 
- !: lu: Compound" at any drug store. Mil- 
Im,: )i ijottles of this old famous Sage Tea 
111 lilt;, improved by tha additicii of other 
! i-(iients, are sold annually, says a well- 
kiiown druggist here, because it darkens the 
hair no naturally and evenly that no one 
can tell it has been applied. 

I hose Vi hos':' iiair is turning gray or be- 
coming laded have a surprise awaiting them 
I'.ecause after one or two applications tire 
h lir vani.slies and your lock.--; become 
lux.iriantly (U;rk and beautiful. 

Tills is the age o'i youth. Gray haired, un- 
:!ttia;'tive fn ks aren't wanted around, so 
-I'c ijus:,- Willi Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur 
Compound tonight and you II hv delighed 
with your dark, iiaiulsonie hair and your 
youthful appearance v.ithin a few days. 

This preparation is a toilet lequisite and 
is not intended lor ilie cnre. mitigation or 
I I eveiii K'li of disease. 



HDRRAH! HOW'S THIS 
Cincir-nati autiiority says corns dry up and 
life out w th fingers 

Il)i';al rec:):(l,T show tiiat evei-y time 
\(U ( Hi a t-orii \()u invite :o(i(ja\v or blood 
\H.i- ii •A'liicli !:- ii.'eilless ;;a.v;; a Cincinnati 
a ilMi ii . - M. (. lis you that a quarter 
uiiiM n :■ .ailed freezone can be ob- 

tain.: .11 i:. .1 'loin llie di'iig store but 
is siiiiicM ;ii I,, rill one's feet of -jvei-y hard 
or soft corn or i:allu8. 

You simply ai)|)ly a few drops of freczone 
oil a tender, aching corn and soreness is 
instantly lelieved. Shortly the entire corn 
can be lifted out, root anti ail, without pain. 

This drug is sticky but dries at once and 
is claimed to just shrivel up any corn with- 
out inf.aming or even iritating tlio sur- 
round tissue or skin. 

If your wife wears high heels she will be 
glad to know of this. 



LADIES $1000 REWARD! L^^ '.t l^eTe 

■■SucceBsfur 'Monthly- ■ Compound. Safely relieves some 
of the longest, most obstinate, abnormal cases In 8 to 5 



H. 60; Double Strei 



A POSITION ASSURED 



raduates placed in posit 



Renew Your 




AT NATURES' 

FOUNTAIN. 

Without the Expence and 
Loss of Time Necessary 
for a Visit to the Spring 

THE CRISIS 

There comes a time in the life of practi- 
cally every man and woman when their di- 
gestive or eliminative organs, or both, fail 
to respond to drugs prepared by human 
skill. In fact drugs seem to do them about 
as much harm as good for their systems 
rebel against all drugs. These are the cases 
which physicians call "stubborn" and 
"chronic" for the reason that they persist 
in spite of drug treatment. I do not refer to 
incurable diseases such as cancer and con- 
sumption, but to that larger class of func- 
tional disorders, which we meet everv day, 
where the organs of digestion and elimina- 
tion are Impaired. 

For this class of cases our best physicians 
and our big city specialists send their 
wealthy patients to the mineral springs 
where, in the great majority of cases, they 
are permanently restored or decidedly bene- 
fited. But what about the poor man who 
has not the money or the busy man or wo- 
man who cannot spare the time to spend 
several weeks or possible months at a heal- 
th resort? Shall circumstances deny them 
the restoration to health, which Nature has 
provided? Read my answer In the coupon at 
the bottom of this page. 

I have the utmost confidence in the Shi- 
var Mineral Spring Water for to It I owe 
by Restoration to Health and probably my 
Life. It has made me tens of thousands of 
friends in all parts of America and even In 
foreign countries, whose faces I have never 
seen. Yet T count them my friends for the 
Shlvar Spring Water has bound them to me 
by lasting gratitude. 

I ask you to read their letters, a few sam- 
ples of which I publish below for your bene- 
fit, and if you find among them any encour- 
agement as to your own health, do not hesi- 
tate to accept my offer which has no limits 
or conditions except those shown on the 
coupon. If you could read the letters that 
come to me dally, numbering about ten 
thousand a year, and the vast majority of 
them similar to those printed below, you 




would not wonder ihat I make this offer dU 
playing my absolute confidence in the ret 
torative powers of Shlvar Mineral Water. 



^DIGESTION 

I was suffering with indigestion, utomacl 
and liver disorders and all its train hoi 
rifying phenomena for several months, 
had lived on milk, soft eggs, shredd© 
wheat, a verj^ insuflicient diet for an actir 
woi'king man, and, of course, from disease 
and starvation was in a very low state of 
nervous vita;ity and general debility. I or- 
dered ten gallons of your Mineral Water 
which 1 used continuouslv. reordering when 
necessary, and in four months gained twen 
ty-nine pounds was strong and perfectly 
well, and have worked practically every da> 
since. It acts as a general renovator of the 
system. I prescribe it in my practice, and 
it has in every Instance had the desiretl 
effects. It is essential to use this water In 
as large quantities as possible, for its prey 
perties are so happily blended, and in such 
proportion that they will not disturb the 
most delicate system. It is purely Nature's 
remedy. 

A. L R. AVANT, M. D., Savannah, Oa. 

I feel it my duty to suffering humanity 
to make public announcement of the bene- 
fits I have derived from Shivar Spring Wat- 
er. I have been a sufferer for the past twen- 
ty-five years from indigestion and dy8pei>- 
sia. After one week's trial of Shivar Water 
I commenced to improve, and after drink- 
ing it for four weeks I gained fifteen poundi 
I feel better and stronger than 1 have In 
twenty-five years. I strongly recommend 
this water to any one with stomach trouble. 
I am writing this voluntarily and trust it 
will fall in the hands of many who are so 
unfortunate as to be afflicted wtih indiges- 
tion and nervous dyspepsia. 

a V. TRUITT. La Grange, Oa. 
President Unity Cotton Mills. 



ZtON'S LANDMARK 



I DYSPEPSIA 

P I have suffered for many yeai-^ from gas- 

'trie troubles, stomach puffed and food sour. 
I have tried many remedies and a good 
many waters. Some have helped me, but 
uone hiive given me such relief as your 

. Spring Water. I use it and recommend it to 

I fuy patients. 

; W. D. GRIGGSBV, M. I)., Blauey, S. ('. 



h\>rm any ye^irs I t^ufferert with stomach 
rouble as a direct result oi asthma, i con- 
ulted the very best specialist in this coun- 
r>', and spent quite a large sum of money 
n my endeavor lo get relief However I had 
bout come to the conclusion that my case 
vas hopeless, but by accident 1 happened 
'O get hold cf one of your booklets, and de- 
eded to try Shivar Kpring Water. After 
.rlnking the water for about three weeks I 
I'as entirely relieved, and since that time 
^ave suffered hut little inconvenience from 
ay trouble. I cheerfu'y recommend the 
*e of your Water to any one that may be 
u*fering from stomach trouble. 

OSCAR T. SMITH. Baltimore, Md. 
I Vice-F'ros. Young & Selden oC. litink 

Stationers. 



I -Flit Out This Coupon And Mall it Today— 
; SHIVAR SPRING, • 
Box 55, Shelton, 8. C. * 

Oent'.emen — I accept your offer and en- * 
close herewith two dollars ($2.00) for * 
ten gallons of Shivar Mineral Spring * 
iwater. I agree to give it a fair trial in * 
accordance with the instructions which * 
you will send, and if 'I report no benefit * 
therefrom you agree to refund the price * 
of the water in full, on receipt of the * 
two empty demijohns, which I agree to * 
return within a month. * 

Name * 

P. O * 

Express Office * 

i'f Please write distinctly. * 



RHEUMATISM 

1 have tested your Spring Water in sev- 
-dl cases of rheumatism, chronic Indiges- 
■>n, kidney and bladder troubles, and in 
irvous and sick headaches, and find that 
has acted nicely in each case, and I be- 
)ve that if used continuously for a reason- 

■I'.e time -will give permanent relief. It will 
rlfy the blood, relieves debility, etimu 
the action of the liver, kidneys and 

ladder, aiding them in throwing off all 
isonouB matter. 

C. A. CROSBY. a\t. D., Leeds. S. C. 

Mr? Cnrter has had enlarged joints upon 
rr hands, caused by rheumatism. Shivar 
frlng Water removed every trace of the 
flargeraent. 

WM. C. CARTER, Freder|ck£buxg, Va. 

: am anxious to get tnor'e of tbw.WjMeT. 
Jihas done nje more g-ood than arirtfeng 1 



BILIOUSNESS 

For over two years following a nervous 
breakdown, t have ^U'fered with a liver s) 
torpid that ordinary remedies were abno- 
lutelv powerless, fnd.-i- such i irt umstaiK f> 
I came to Shivar S;>rinK and hcKau dnnk 
ing the Water. r))on advice, however, the 
lu-st night 1 took a la.xativo; the secoiKi 
night a milder one. Since then 1 have taken 
none at all. The effect of the water has 
been remarka!)l° — its action on my Mver 
most marked, and my health and spirits 
greatly improved. 1 am satisfied that the 
laxative, followed by ilie Water was the 
proper treatment in my ca>e. .My condition 
is iRw i)erfect. 

S. A. nER:EUX. Greenvir.e, S. C. 

LIVER AND KIDNEY 

I feel that it is due } ( u that 1 should 
give my testimony, unsolicited, as to the 
benefits derived from the use of your Shi- 
var Si)rings Water. 1 was unab;^ to do my 
work, and had been under the treatment 
of physicians for six months for kidney and 
liver troubles when I decided to tr\- your 
Spring Water, and now after using it for 
about thirty days I am able to do my work, 
feel good, and have gained about twent> 
pounds. I most heartily recommend its use 
to all who suffer from disorder of the liver 
and kidneys. 

M. L, STEPHENS, Ohoopee, Ga. 

It is fine for liver troubles, also for con- 
stipation. I cheerfully give you this informa- 
tion as to beneficial results in my case. 

REV. A. McA. PITTMAN, Carlisle. S.C. 

RENAL AND CYSTIC 

1 suffered for eight years with kidney 
trouble and inflamation of the bladder to 
the extent that I would have to get up dur- 
ing the night some five or six times. After 
using this water only a few days, I am en- 
tirely relieved and suffer no more effect of 
the trouble whatever. 

J. P. D.. Columbla.S.C. 

Your Water has done me more good than 
anj-thing I ever tried for bladder trouble. 

A. R. F., Virgilina, Va 

1 had been down with bladder trouble. 
Com'.dn't stand on my feet three minutes 
at a time. In three days after I commenced 
drinking your Mineral Water my pain was 
all gone, could walk where I pleased, and 
felt like a new man. S. B. D., Wesley.Ga. 

URIC ACID 

I have been for many years affected with 
uric acid and kidney troub«e, and the Mln 
eral Water has helped me more than any- 
thing I have ever done for <nem. and there- 
fore heartily recommena pame ib all who 
pv<©»i a speedy relief. 

■ F. WATI^TT, M d: ChWcki;<n',A1s|.. 



ZION'S LAITOMARK 



SUMMER SCHOOL OF 

IKE N. C. STATE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND ENGINEERING 

JUNE 12 TO JULY 27, 1917 



cy. Gov. T. W. BlCKETT. 

B. W. KiLGOBE, Director Of N. 0. AerictaturAl 

iblic Experiment Station and Extension Service. 

T. E. Browne, .State Sapervisor of Secondpxy 
ege. Agi-lcultural Education. 

1 of F. M. Harper, Superintendent of Baleisb 



aeher's Certificate ; to increase efficiency as a 
tion for agriculture and other industries; to 
jchers ; and to enjoy a sojourn at the State's 

lation, address 



W. A. WITHERS, Director 



Rooms 216-217 Winston Hall, 



West Raleigh, N. C. 




THE NATION'S FUTURE 
Depends Upon Healthy Babies 
Properly reared children grow up 
to he strong^ healthy citizens 

diseases to which children are susceptible, first in- 
dicate their presence in the bov/els. Ihe careful mother 
should watch her children's bowel movements and use 

Mrs. Winslow*s Soothing Syrup 

It is a corrective for diarrhoea, colic ard other ailments to 
which children are subject especially curing the teething 
period, 

either opium, 

Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup 

Makes Cheerful, 
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" ZION'S LANDMARK 1 

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VOL. L. WILSON, N. C, APRIL 15, 1917 


NO. 11 


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P. D. GOLD, Editor 


WilBon, N. C. 


P. Q. LESTER, Auo. B<lit«r, 




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The Purpose of Zion,s Landmark 

"Ask for the old paths where is the good way." 

By the help of the Lord this paper will contend for the 
ancient landmark, guided by its stakes of Truth, and 
strengthened by its cords of love 

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and regard only the Bible as the standard of truth. 

It urges the people to search the scriptures, and obey 
Jesus, the King in the Holy Hill of Zion, keeping them- 
selves unspotted from the world. 

It aims to contend for the mystery of the faith in God, 
the Father, Jesus, the Mediator, and the Holy Spirit, the 
blessed Comforter. 

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DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CURIST 



Rufus, N. C, Feb. 28, 1917. 

Dear Brother Gold: — ^We want to 
send you our subscription to the 
Landmark for this year. We should 
have attended to it sooner, for we 
don't want to do without the Land- 
mark, as we do not get to hear very 
much preaching except through it 
and the Gospel Messenger. 

I remarked some time ago that a 
short article from Elder P. G. Lester, 
after he had been silent for so long 
a time, was worth the price of the 
Landmark to me for one whole year. 
I hope that gentle, heavenly breeze 
will move him to write again, as I 
trust it moved in me to desire he 
might write. 

Then, the article written by W. 
Mitchell concerning the conversion 
of a young lady, was rich indeed to 
my hungry soul. And I can hear 
from so many loved ones whom it has 
been my pleasure to mix and mlnrrle 
with in days past, as well as mai.y 
whom I shall never meet in this life. 

It makes me so sad when I read of 
the h3^pless coTK^ition of such Jis El- 
der Thos. Bell and Peter Com, and 
realize that they are drawing n^ar 
the (ilose ' C th(ir journey in this lif - , 
and that the time will soon come 
when those of us who remain will 
know them no more. But it is indeed 
sweet to see how strong they remain 
in the fd'th. through which they are 
enable^d to look beyond iMs vale of 
tVatB wfc'^re JVsns th'e Ayr^evonnter 



over lives, and when we awake with 
his likeness we shall be satisfied. 

Brother Gold, won' !t that be en- 
ough? This world is perishable, but 
tlie heavenly city is abiding. 

How fjlad I would be to meet Sister 
Lola Holland of West Virginia, who 
writes such soul cheering letters for 
the Landmark. Surely she has had a 
pilgrim's travel, else she could not 
comfort the lonely pilgrims as she 
does, and yet it is no more she that 
does but Christ in her. 

Mr. Coffey's mother is still linfo-- 
ing on the shores of time; but has 
been sick most of the winter, not able 
to help herself any scarcely. Mr. 
Coffey and I have deep colds. 

In love and Christian fellowship, 
with a desire that the Lord will be 
your help and strength, I am, I trust. 
Your little sister, 

(Mrs.) J. Q. Coffey. 

Rufus, N. C. 



Elder P. D. Gold :, Wilson, N. C. 
Dear Brother: — I send you the ex- 
perience of Brother B. W. Martin. Tf 
not asking too much of you please 
give it room in the Landmark. 

Tours in hope, 

C. W. Brown. 

Tabor, N. C. 

Conway, S. C, March 3, 1917. 
Brother Brown, Dear Brother — 
Since you asked me to write my expe- 
rience I have thought of myself so 
many times and feel so unw'ortHy of 



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writing to you, for I am a poor writ- 
er and a very bad speller. I am so 
poor in spirit and so sinful I feel it a 
great task, but I have been impressed 
to try to write you this morning some 
of the dear Lord's dealings with me 
a poor sinner as I feel myself to be. 

My experience is so short I feel 
some times I have but very little to 
tell, but I can truly say I love the 
people I believe to be the Lord's. 
Sometimes I feel I can s<Jy they are 
tlip Loi-d's Ix-yoiid a doubt. 

I was so bitterly opposed to the 
doctrine the dear old Primitive Bap- 
tists preached I would not .go to hear 
it preached. My dear wife was a be- 
liever and a Sister to these people and 
I thought it never would do for me 
and my children to go with these peo- 
ple and if we did we would be lost 
forever and ever more. But bless the 
Lord and praise His holy name when 
He saw fit to show me the way, which 
I believe is the right way, if I am not 
badly deceived myself and I hope I 
am not and sometimes think surely I 
am not for I love what I once hated 
and hate what I once loved. T believe 
now the dear Lord has been with me 
all my life, for I remember when I 
was a child I would have serious 
thoughts of myself and I knew I was 
a sinner and if T was not saved I 
would be lost forever, and I wanted 
to be alone for I felt like nobody car- 
ed for me. When I grew up, my par- 
ents were Missionary Baptists. I was 
taught if I did not save myself I 
would be sent to hell. 0, how I felt. 
So I tried to pray and I was taught a 
little prayer to say when I went to 
bed at night, and T would say my 
prayers and hope my Lord would 
save me for I thought then if I was 
ever saved the blessed Lord would 
have to save me. But I continued te 
say my little . prayer. T grew up to 



the age of eighteen and in a protract- 
ed meeting I joined the Missionary 
l^aptist church and remained a mem- 
ber of that church 6 years. I got 
married in the mean time aud ' 
wife was an old Baptist and that did 
not suit me. She was sick a good deal 
and she seemed to be sir'k on <'veryo',;e 
of my meeting days and I had to stay 
at home with her. So by not attend- 
ing my meetings they turned me out, 
and I felt relieved. So I went on and 
on till 1916 when I hope the dear 
Lord began his work with me. I felt 
helpless and knew if the Lord did not 
help me I could do nothing. So I ask- 
ed Him to help me in an my work 
this year and bless the Lord I hope he 
did for mv -work Avas m-ub^ e;isv xo-l 
by his will I made a good crop, and in 
September I became deeply interest- 
ed about my poor soul. I saw plain- 
ly that I was lost for my sins were so 

me. O wretched man that I was, I 
would try to pray but I could not. i" 
would say over and over, Lord have 
mercy upon me a poor sinner. I was 
in this condition only two weeks 
when T hope my dear Savior saw fit 
'■lieve me of my sins, but durin<i' 
this two weeks I was so wretched I 
conld not eat nor sleep but very lit- 
tle. T saw my lost condition so plain. 
My sins were like mountaains before 
me. I could plainly see myself lost 
and was surely doomed to torment. I 
thought my time had come to die and 
T gave my business up to my wife and 
told her I was going to die. She would 
say. Oh, don't talk that way, you are 
not going to die, for it is the Lord 
working in you, for He has begun a 
good work in you and bless the Lord 
He did on "Wednesday of the second 
week deliver me of my burden about 
^ o'clock in the evening and T could 
say bless the Lord my Savior, and 
praise His holy name on high. 



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It seemed to me everything was 
praising the Lord, and this song w**. 
given to me, "Am I a Soldier of the 
Cross, A follower of the Lamb; And 
shall I fear to own his cause, Or blush 
to speak his name.' The song has ev- 
er been sweet to me since that time. 
Oh I was so happy 'till Friday when I 
was burdened with my sins again. 

I had two dreams that night. First, 
1 dreamed of two bii'ds sitting on my 
arm and I loved the birds but they 
disappeared, and in a few minutes 1 
dreamed the second dream. I thought 
something like a cat got on my shoul- 
der and it was very black, and 1 
could not get it off and when I awoke 
I was so burdened and wretched that 
I walked Ihc I'odiii aiid lUMv.-d I. in ;i 
seemed my prayi'i-s would fall in- 
stead of goiag up. So 1 went on till 
Sunday when I hope I was fully de- 
livered and given a sweet hope. Some 
times I can say I have a sweet lio;ie, 
that in heaven above the Savior is 
waiting there for me. Oh how I love 
the dear Lord's people: I cannot ex- 
press myself nor my love for the good 
old Primitive Baptists, the church of 
the dear Lord, I believe. Surely it 
must be, for it was shown to me so 
I)lainly and made me so happy. I was 
then biirdened with baptism, I want- 
ed to join the church and to be bap- 
tised was in my mind day and night, 
but I kept back with the thought, I 
am not fit to be with such good peo- 

such people receive such a sinner as I, 
and give me a home among them. 

You were to preach at Pee Dee the 
fourth Sunday and day before in Sep- 
tember and I told my wife I wanted 
the next preacher who preached at 
Pee Dee to preach on faith and hope, 
and 1 hope it being the will of the 
Lord he gave you that subject to 
preach from on Saturday. It was the 
first gospel sermon I ever heard and 
understood. It seemed to me it was 



for me for I enjoyed it so much. I 
v.-as till..<l with the lov.. of .o-nr l.iess.-d 
Jesus to overflowing. I still wanted 
to be with the dear old Primitive 
Baptists more and more but that un- 
worthy feeling still stayea with me. 
I am not wortliy but it still rang in 
my mind, "Join the church and be 
baptised," but I felt I could not. I 
went on in this condition till Brother 
J '.el I came at his regular appointment 
iji October and I wanted w go to the 
ehurcli so bad but I said to myself it 
is no use for they ca not fellowship 
lue, but being the will of the Lord, as 
I liope, I went and was received and 
how I felt. It seemed I had deceived 
these people for I was so sinful and 
they such good people, for I knew 
they were the Lord's people, but I 
wanted to be baptised and I met Bro- 
ther Bell and these good people the 
jiext morning at the water with Sis- 
ter Nancy Haiselden and was baptis- 
ed by Brother BeU. That was tho 
happiest day of my life. We went 
back to the church and Brother Bell 
preached a noble sermon for us. It 
seemed everything was praising the 
Lord. The trees, the birds and every- 
thing seemed to be praising His holy 
name. I cannot tell how it was with 
poor me but I can surely say the Lord 
was with his people and I hope I am 
one of His, for He says, you may know 
you have passed from death unto life 
because you love the brethren. Yes, 
I love them better than every other 
pople on earth, and Brother Brown I 
want these people to pray for me that 
1 may live right with the Lord and 
the church and do His will as long as 
I live. 

May the good Lord be with and 
bless all of His people is the prayer of 
your unworthy Brother, if one and I 
hope I am, but if one the least of all. 

B. W. MARTIN. 



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FOKTY YEAES A(iO 

Dear Brother Gold, and to the .P'am- 
Jy of (lod: — 1 have au mjjressiou if 
not deceived, to speak of the change 
there has been in the Lord's people 
since the above period. My dear fa- 
ther was living at that time, and 1 
well rcmeiuber tliat at qiuirteily lu.vt- 
in<>- he often had from tliree to live of 
the brethren and sisters home with 
and they sang and talked until a late 
liour at nipiil. And <Mi, liow they en- 
joyed these happy seasons, forgetting 
home and domestic alfairs, gladly 
leaving all behind.. They generally 
volunteered by twos and foiu's from 
each church to go to these happy 
meetings . We only go by ones and 
twos at this fast and progressive day, 
and some of these you may invite 
home with you though he may have 
come from a distance, he cannot go 
with you satisfied, he must retufi 
home to his idols, line crop, Jersey pigs 
or something' else, sueli, a laek of (iiid- 
ly zeal and love for Christian comjta- 
ny, how diliertnt from the oid faiid- 
ers that have past and gone. Can we 
sing "Children of the Heavenly 
King?" Can we sing "We are trav- 
eling Home to God?" in the way our 
fathers trod. Oh, see where we have 
drifted to. I have visited some of !'ie 
quarterly meetings this past fall, 
where they used to meet in the house 
about thirty minutes before services 
commenced and talk and sing, but 
now we stay out in front of the doors 
talking worldly affairs until eleven 
o'clock, the time services snouid com- 
mence. Brethren this should not bft. 
Our Godly zeal, our love one for an- 
other should be manifected so plainly 
that others on the outside, even the 
little lambs of God might take knowl- 
edge and be made to say this is the 
chui'ch, this is the family of the trae 
and living God. Now there is a cause 
for all this coldness, and little and 
sinful as I feel myself to be, shall 1 
charga a part of it to the ministers of 
God! Well, some of them began to 
go into politics, canvassing their 
couaty f»r ©ffice, having to abuse iiie 



party on opposite side, knowing that 
they had brethren on both sides. This 
is not the step that God's ministers 
sliould take. Remember that Mat- 
thew was called from his office and 
put in the ministry, the highest offica 
on eartli, and the duties of this office 
should be carried out. Some, I fear, 
are failing to declare the whole eouLi- 
sel of (rod, many of our modem 
preachers, called of God I hope, but 
tliey are jollj' fellows, full of jokes 
and jestin<i-, usig them in the sancred 
])ulpit to make the world and we that 
are so cold laugh, but when there 
comes around one of the old type he is 
as a root out of dry ground to us. \\\' 
read that Jesxis wept but we do not 
read that lie ever laughed, then what 
manner of men should the ministers 
of (lod be? Some have walked in 
such a way as to cause some of the 
good brethren and sisters to lose 
Christian fellowship for them and suf- 
fered their names to be taken off of 
the church book. When iniquiiy 
abounds the love of many shall wax 
cold. 

God's people are called trees of 
righteousness, the planting of the 
Lord, a new tree grafted in, handed 
over to the husbandman to be leoke.l 
aftei' and eared for, but there ar> 
spi'outs from the old roots Avhieli 
si,, nkl be kejit fiff as well as feeding, 
or fertilizint;, 1 fear tin- ]iruning knife 
h;is not liecii usrd I'liouuii. Exliorti- 
tion has almost lieeii left off by some 
of our preachers. I tliink Avhen one 
claims he is called for this great work 
his ([ualitieaton should be well looked 
after, the doors of the ehureli well 
guarded. Trouble is so mucli easier 
settled, none but the pure in heart to 
deal with, no friend of disorder to be 
contended with, and now my reason 
for speaking of the preachers. 

Some years ago 1 dieanied my d-';!r 
father who had been called from time 
to liom(> appeared to me and took me 
out along a road and we came to a lev- 
el scope of prairie laud and he show- 
ed me thousands of sheep grazing 
there and the grass was very dry and 



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they were so poor and thin they could 

liardly travel. Some were di-ag-giivi' 
themselves along, could not walk and 
(linsy. excejit 1 saw one oeeasiniiH ' ! \" 
aiiion-^sl tliem that was lu-altlix loo'x^ 
iug- and white as snow. I asked ny 
fatl er what was the matter with these 
sheep, that they would die unless they 
could have some attention. He said 
why Zack, their shepherds are neg- 
lecting them. He also said that I had 
some sheep amongst them. 1 said iiu, 
the dogs had killed all my sheep louu' 
ag-o. He said, I -a^ss not. thr d:.:'^ 
had never killed any of th.-s,' >hcfp. 

Now I feel like these sheep were a 
figure of the church of God, and the 
change it has undergone since the pe- 
1 iod mentioned above. 

Brother Gold, I want to say that 
the Landmark Ls not what it has be^ii. 
Von say yon have to run theadvertisr- 
iiiei'ts to make it pav, \\liieh takes n 1 
nearly one-fourth of its reading mat- 
ter. Brethren and sisPn-. 1!iis onulil 
not to be. We know that it is vevv 
expensive to run a paper at this time. 
We should have this dear old paoT 
continued, and pay the two dollars 
per year and fill those pages with e 
perienees of grace and upbiiildin;;' 
communications. I want to sa^' that 
1 saw in my vision a few of those 
sheep that looked clean and healtliv. 
1 meet them occasionally, and Oii. 
how I love to meet them, talk witli 
them and hear them talk. 1 am 
Sii .u iiia( all tiiis dear family is not 
sleeping for if all sleep who shall 
wake us up? Some members in some 
of the ehurclies that I \islt stay at 
home on Hnndays. Brethren, what is 
the Hjalter.' AVi'i'e yon ever in great 
trout)lc on aceounl of sin and condpui- 
nation and did tlir wno,l Lord visit 
yon, take yr,ui- i'n-t onl of liu' niir;, 
clay ajid ])lac(' tinm upon a I'oek, put 
a new song in your lu utii, csiidilish- 
ing your goings' Then why not serve 
Him that did all this for you .' But if 
not it seems good for you to stay at 
lionie <ind serve yonr domestic gods; 



stay at iiome and serve them but for 
tlie Lord's sake have your name eras- 
ed from the church book till the Lord 
HI His wrath shall visit you and set 
yon i-iglil. Then you will say to home 
and lis hcloimiugs, tarry ye here uii- 
tdl 1 - ) in-iu- yondei- and serve vhe 
hord my God. 

Now )n\- deal' liri'thrcn and Sisteis, 
1 must soon (dose this. I am sixty-five 
,\ ''ars ohi. iiearini;' my journev's eml. I 
l"ivr .Muu.- out vrry plainly but 1 
\\aiii<Ml to put sonie of yo\i in remom- 
'"■iH"''' <'f thr (h'ai- ohl fatliers that 
have -(uie l.ofore. Trust that you will 
hunt for the old paths and tread in 
their footprints .uul you will be ble.ss- 
ed. 

I'.i-othrr Cold, if you think this is 
too siroiiu. too ollensive, cast it aside, 
hilt if you think it is worthy of a 
idacc in your paprr, 1 liojjc others will 
'■op.v if- J wrote mo.st of this some 
tinn' ago but have hesitated to send it 
but I can not get the coi-sent of my 
miiul not to do so. 

\(mr brother in the Lord, I hope, 

ZACK STEPHENSON. 

Clayton, N. C. 



B.nison. N. C., March 27, 1917. 
HId. r W I). (Jnld, Wilson, N. C, 

Dear Mr ( iold P^nclosed find u 
(•o|)y of a good letter froni Elder L. H. 
Hardy for publication in Zion's Land- 
mark, if you will please give it a 
1)1 ace. , 

Sincerely, 
KLIZABETH H. JiARBOUli. 



Atlantic, X. C, ^larch 14, 1917. 
Dear Miss Barlionr- — Your letter 
eaiiic this fvi'iiing and was not a .sur- 
)>risc foi- I lune Imcii thinking about 
you foi- sev.M-al days. i was wonder- 
ing III niy mind if \-ou were sick as I 
had n it heard from \ on for some 
time. I am ijlad to hear from .vou 
again. 

1 will try as best I may to eomi)]\ 
with yonr reipiest iu a condensed 
form. I was born in the 17th of 
March 183.'). Therefore by the ti;ne 



you get tMs I will be among the old. 

At, tlio ap:e of four years in a dream 
r had tile rod of (rod ui my rif,'ht 
hand. It was. hcautifid to me, jxm-- 
iVctly smooth and straij^lit. When ! 
awokt' it was iiiii>n'ssc(l in uiv iii'nd 
that tiiat \sas tlic mini,str\. J'liat soon 
passed off only occasionally it wonid 

At seven years ohl in a vision T san- 
the Olid of tile worhl and myself a 
sinner before (Jod and tJuit it wa,s jnst 
in Him to cast me oft' forever. T lovd 
Rim with all my he hu^ 
of fear that he \v(mld not take me to 
live with liiin. In the same view 1 
saw .satan. 1 abhorecl iiim and IIiom- 
with him more than anythiji"' 1 ev m- 
saw, yet feared that 1 wouUl be (!H-,t 
off with him. i never thouaht of lieli 
nor feared it. but had no love for .sax- 
aii and his host, but T loved Jesu.s and 
His disciples and wanted with all my 
h(>art to live u'itli them. But I was 
too little and altogether unworthy to 
s])eak to iiim in anyway. 

When I awok<' 1 wept because 1 
was such a sinner and not at all M^or- 
thy to dwell with one so holy as 1 
saw the Lord to be, and I eould see 
dift'erenee in Him and His apustlc;, 
only I knew them apai't. This ten i- 
bl(> conviction of my mind as an nn- 
wortliy sinner lasted severely :or 
liiree days when it piadnally left mc 
However it would c(mie back and i' 
often f' und m\ self. musinijover it and 
crving' when alone. In company, with 
otiier children 1 was as lively and 
l)lavful as any of them and really lov- 
ed all our sports. At the a-e of elev- 
en N'eai-s these ternhle convicti-ins of 
my mind iiww lieavil.\- on me and de- 
stroyed much of n\\ comforts in our 
plays. I be.trau to have a mind to hciM' 
the old people, espe<Ma!ly the rtimi 
tive Baptists, talk and tell the tiiines 
of Ood as they had seen and e^;i>M-i 
eiiced them. For that })urpose I used 
to in the room where they avmc 
talking and lay down across the foot 
of the bed and appear to be a.sleep. 1 
had an inexi)ressible love for their 
perversa t ion and did not want to be 



noticed in listening. 1 have gotten '^o 
full at tinn^s in listening to them talk 
of things of (iod that I have had -o 
get out of the room and rc-eiioMo,. ;,, 
the ])lays in' aiiothci- room or 1 wredd 
he compelled to cry out. 

These (>xi)erien<-es led an- t - beg to,- 
mercy but it ai)i)eai'ed to me that in • 
iiord would not liear such a po.u- si.i- 
ner as 1, and tliei-forc my ])rayers a;)- 
j>eared to be only enipt\- wind. This 
state of thin,-> continue,! wiilniie uno. 
1 was sixteen \cars (,ld. Then, it .ip- 
)ieared to ni,' that i had as well giv- 
up all ho|)e of any relief in that Inic 
for the Lord would not iiear me ; that 
I had as well g,) on an<l enjoy the 
world along- with m\- comrades and 
throw awav this i)ad teelin-. 1 tri -i 
to do this and began to engage in card 
playing, and a year later in dancing. 
These things I f(dlowed wdh as mnch 
zeal and in as mucdi I'arnestness as ii 
was in my power to do and wiule I 
had some tempoi-ai\\- enjoyment ;)i 
them yet my (diief object was to jasi 
off and i)ut fi-om me that tormenting 
feeding tiiat 1 was a miserable sinii.-r 
hefor,' a just and holy (iod. Howevr 
the result ^^■as to tiie reverse. Ml 
^^as but adduig fu(d to tlie -re which 




1 continued in ihi. wax- until T -.v >s 
20 yeai-s old, and to add to it was 
feeding that (iod A\ould iv<|nire < > 
pivacdi His gosp,d. This_l,-c,i.i- ,m:;i.. 
heavly on nu' at si.\te.>n yeai's o!,! in^ a 

li(dd ivajnig ripe wlieat. Then thai 

me at seventci'ii \ears okl. That voice 
said: "Von are called to preaidi Hi.' 

(Jospel.- 

L. H. HAHDY. 



Elder P. D. Gold, WUson, N, 0., 
Dear Mr. Gold: — I am enclosing 

check for which please send the 

Landmark one year. 

We, the believers in the Primitive 

Baptists at ivo.dvy Kord. seldom have 



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tlio onpr.rt unity lo listen to tlie ■^■os-nl 
preached. There is a church 80 miles 
east of here where we try to go once 
a year. 

I was raised in a Primitive Baptist 
home, but if I eoiild possibly be any 
thin"' else i wonld. but no otlier hei'ls 
my heart and feelings like the Primi- 
tive Baptists. 

I am the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 
•James A. Leak, members of State 
Line church at the time of their 
death. 

! Please excuse me for writing ..-o 
much. 

Pray for me. 

Unworthily, 
Mrs. S. L. Lackey. 
Rocky Ford, U. F. D. 2, Box 54, Col. 



"The days of our yeai-s are thrci-- 
score years and ten; and if by reason 
of strength they be fourscore years, 
yet is their strength labor ad soito-,v , 
for it is soon cut off, and we fiy 
away." Psalms 90:10. 

Dear Brothei- (iold: — For some 
(lays 1 liHVr l)ffn tliinkin^- of you and 
others of oui- old iH'o])le who have 
passed tlie above mark. I have 
rhoutriil all of von .-ould in voi;r 

o.vn cvncrirr,,,. nivr rvidenc,- with 
Moses in this Psahn. 

I will wnU' a \^-o-.| or two aboi.', 
some of our old people. 

The first, one of oui- old brethren. 
Owen Salter, bom in 1797, baptized 
in fhf fcHowsliii, of The I'l'.uitve H;ni- 
tist church at Huntn!? (^iiaters ni 
1848; lived all his time o\it in Cart-.^-r- 
et County and died in 1901». Thus he 
lived through the 19th century and 
died at 104 years old. 

Second, Zedekiah Meadows. Whde 
on his death bed we had a meeting ;.t 
his home. He told me that he was 
101 years old and wanted to be recei- 
vd in the fellowship of the churcJ). 
The brethren and sisters present were 
satisfied with him and we gladiv 
gave him tlu' rifrbt hand of fellowship 
as a membci of th<^ 'dnirf-h at Had- 
nbts Ci-eek but he never frot able to 
be ftik'dn to the ^vaier and be baptiz- 



ed. 

Third, Mr. AVilliam Sharp, who 
lives ear Ho^-ue Sound. in ('atarit 
County is 94 years old. If he is a pro- 
fessor 1 do not kno\v it, but he has 
always been an honorable citizen, liv- 
injr at home. 

Fourth. Mr. Thomas Harris, ,-.t 
.Vlarshaliburg, 92 rears old. Not a pro- 
fessor but a quiet citizen, now livia^ 
all alone but being cared for by his 
children and other kindred and 
friends. 

Fifth. Our sister Cibel Piuer, of 
.Morehead City, and a worthy mciu- 
ber at Cedar Island church is <S'> 
years old. She lives with her daugh- 
ter, Mrs. liettie Lee, and kecj)s active 
and able to act about and do fm- hor- 

S(dt' ' 

Sixth. Youj'self, on next Sunday, 
Mandi 2r)th, AviU be 84 years old. 
How thi' Lord has jircserved you and 
pivrn you strenplh in both bod\- and 
tnind. and iirncr to |ii-ca(di aiul write 
His blessed woi'd to the comfort of 
many of His little ones, and to preicli 
peace to churches and commuBitita 
of l)rethren in turmoil aiul distress. 
S\n-cly you have in many cases been, 
throujili our Lord, a peacemaker. 

Tlu'u comes Klder -I. E. Adams, s:i 
\Ta)-s old. whose life is witliout a blot, 
and wiio has prcaeh.'d the -ospel in 
s.'vei-al <d' (nir states ami is so pre- 
served that he is yet in tlie cause - f 
his Master 

.Vlso Elder -lordan Johnson, about 
the same aye. His life is beyond i e- 
pi-oach Has been a pastor all hi;-; 
nunisterial life and lived at home. 
• .Vow vei-y sei-ionsly afflicted, yet 
holdin'j- on his way, living in the hope 
that shall not fail. 

Elder Jordan Johnson fell asleep 
recentlv. He died at Mb postv — P. T>. 
0. 



Time and space forbid me to say 
filings about all I know who are pa-Jt 
80 years, some preciQus sisters here m 
our church and oth'e'rs g'<^atteVe<a he'rie 



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and there over tlie country who love 
the Lord, His word and His way. Ris 
commandnu'uts are ])recioi;s to theiM. 
Vet all, ])roi'essors oi' non-prof" ; 

ors, have been led in the experience 

of Moses, the man of Ood, that thoir 
strenptli is labor and sorrow. A'so 
they all see ajid nnd(n-s1an(l that they 
will soon be rut off and ^\■ill llv 
away. 

Tiow precious are tbo>r who live 'i' 
the glorious hoj^e that thiMr llxiiii;' 
away Avill be in the bosom of .)Ui- 
Lord Jesus Christ to know Him witu- 
out a veil ^et^\-,.,■n, to see Him as !'( 
is and be like Him, and to dv,-ell wuli 
Him, forevei' and fn-ever, woi-'d 
without end. 

The Lord s-are vnu yet a littl,. 
while to comfort His |)e()|.le anil * ) 
glorify His holv name. 

Your bi-other' I hone in the Lord. 

L. H. HARDY. 

Atlantic, N. C. 



Is there anything oeyond -h's 
world of turmoil and strife? How tf- 
t^n Ave pause and A\ (U)(ler. The n i- 
tions at av;ii- and 1lie sanu' spii'it 
sweeping aci'oss the ^\■a,ters to our 
very midst. Food be>()nd the reach 
of many and some not able to receive 
sufficient for the subsistnncc of life. 
There is a struggle even for existence 
and wha^ does it i^rofit us if ivp li^e 
many or few years? All must end; 
we return ui.to th(> earth naked as we 
eame foi-th from the earth. Fait^i 
eauses ns to leaiai from tlie Ihings of 
earth and all eonlained thei'ein aiel 
by aith avc understand me ^\an'l('s 
were framed by the Avord of (bid. 

All things Aver-e made by Him and 
without Him Avas not anything ma(b< 
that as made. In Him avc have li'e 
and t>i^' life Avas the ligh^ of m.-v 
How different the world and all i+s 
struggles and the ever blessed eterni 
ty with peace, good Avill toAvard num. 
■What a contrast betAveen the no->vers 
of d'arktie's's and th'e ktn'gdom of light. 



In the one Ave are distressed, tossed 
abo"t a.nd have no continuinjj- eit\- 
and in the other we are made to lie 
down in green pastures and led be- 
side the still Avaters. 

Xo A\-oiMler we lo)ig to fly aAvay ami 
be at i-e.st. In the wot-ld ve shall hav(» 
tribulation but be of good cheer. I 
have overcome the world. What bless- 
ed sayings of Jesus and how comfort- 
i'i<'- vhen 1he\' are ai)i)lied by His 
spirit. 

He sp.'aks to tht; troubled Avav^s 

and they are calm; peace, be still and 

ku!jw that 1 am (}')d. The Avaters av'' 
all there but there is a calm. Great 
and marvelous are thy Avorks. Lor.l 
God Almighty, .iu.st and true are all 
tliy Avays, thou King of Saints. 

Draw uio-ht to God ^"ul He A.-iU 
draw nigh unto you, resist the devil 
and he v ill llee from vou. As we ha'/e 
knoAvn the belly of hell, how Ave long 
to be delivered and hear the cry of 
the destitute and who answers their 
prayer. Hoav glad that w^e have a bro- 
ther bom for adversity. One who is 
tonehed Avith the feeling of our innr- 
nity, and is able to deliver all that 
call upon him. 

Lord teach me to know mine end, 
the measure of my days, Avhat it is; 
that I may knw how frail I am. 

AYhat is man that thou art mindful 

nf him. Odd is in heaven, man be- 
low. Yet it i)leased God to make a 
^v•dy of escape through our Lord aiid 
Savior. He made him to be sin fo" 
us AA-ho kne,AV no sin that Ave might l,e 
made the righteousness of God in 
!Lm 

AYell might the sons of God sing to- 
gether the glories of His love. .\ 1 
et(>rnit/ ^hall be occui)ied in siugin"- 
never ending praises to the throne 
for tluu hast redeemed us and mnde 
us k'ur's aiid itriesTs unto God and 
lie sliall wipe aAvay all tears from 
th.'ir eves. 

J. M. FF.XTON. 

Philadelphia, Pa. 



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asi 



Elder P D. Gold, Dear Brother:--! 
will try to write you and let 3^011 
know that I am still getting my Land- 
mark regular, every month. I cer- 
tainly do thank you for your kind- 
ness in sending me the Landmark so 
long free of charge. I have been sick 
since I wrote 3'ou to discontinue my 
paper. But I hope if I live I will be 
able to send you a jiart of tlie inonev. 
ff not all that 1 owr you. 1 h^iv.. 
thought I would urviT try to wi-ire 
again for tlie Laiiduiark hut 1 feel 
like I must try to wi-ite a^aiu To re- 
lieve my mind. I liavc hecu 1 vv 
down in tvonhh' au.l afilietious sin-e 
la,st Noveiiib.M-, and 1 am only able 
now to' sit u|> in bed, and try to do 
this writiii"-. I fi 11 so east down t'lat 
1 am madr^ to cry out. Oh! hoAV 
wrelehed I am. 1 feel like I am trav- 
eling throu-h the valley and shadow 
of deatli. 1 am suffering so much at 
times, I feel like I am in the very 
jaws of death. I would cry to the 
Ijord from the very depths of my soul 
to be merciful to me. a poor siner. ! 
do fee] like I am a lone wanderer in a 
•strange land, still begging tlie Lord 
to guide me in the right Avay, atid d'^ 
liver me out of trouble. For He has 
delivered and I hope He will still de- 
liver. Oh! how I crave to be still and 
wait on the Lord. Brother Go'd. 
pray for me for I feel like you are a 
man of dod. I am so crossed ;iiid 
tossed abotit in my feelings. Do as you 
think best with this Avriting, liave it 
\ published or throw it in the waste 
S ba".ket. For it is yo much like t!'e 
i writter, imperfect. I have not "written, 
as 1 intended to when 1 comineu'-ed 
to -write, liut 1 could not do any bet- 
ter if 1 was to write it over. So I Avill 
send it to you, and you can do as you 
think best with it. T still ask you :o 
i remember nu; in your prayers. 

Your unworthy Sister in tribal a- 
I tion, 

BETTIE A. WEAVER. 
'; ftreensboro, N. C, 507 N. Cedar St. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



"R«moTe not the ancient landmArk 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LESTER r^oyd. V«. 



VOL. L. NO. 10 

Entered at the pc^toffice at Wilson a* 

second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C, APRIL 16, 1917 



EDITORIAL. I 

X SC ATTERED SHEEP. i 
."Israel is a scattered sheep; the liona j 
have driven him away; first the king 

of Assyria hath devoured him; and ] 
last this Nebuchadnezzar, king of j 
Babylon hath broken his bones." — j 
Jeremiah 50:17. 

Who but a sheep could endure <»?- , 
ter such handling? As it is written, 
For tliy sake we are killed all the day J 
long; we are accounted as sheep for { 
the slaughter. — Romans 8:36. Yyt 
behold we live! "Nay, in all tliese ' 
things we are more than conqueroi'S 
througli Him that loved us." — Rom. 
8 = 37. Nothing shall be able to sepa- 
rate us from the love of God which is 
in Christ Jesus our Lord." 

The elect of God, whom He did 1 
foreknow, are loved w-ith an everlast- j 
ing love, and while chastened all the , 
day long, are brought off more than 
conquerors through Him that loved | 
ns. 

What a -wonder is this people. Tim- \ 
id, weak, defenceless, beset -with eno- I 
mies, -with no means of defence, as < 
lambs amid wolves, helpless among 
lions, prone to wander off, never in- 
clined to run or return home; all we 
like sheep haye gou© astray, every < 



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one has turned to his own way. Then 
how, why and through whom, and by 
Avhom shall Jacob arise? By whom 
can he live? Surely his salvation is 
not of himself. Nor can it be ascrib- 
ed to the wisdom or strength of man. 
When there was no eye of man to 
pity, nor arm of man to help,whenthft 
lions had driven him away, when the 
g-reat king of Babylon had quite bro- 
ken his bones, when he could neither 
walk nor stand, then the Lord laid on 
Jesus the iniquity of us all, and by 
His stripes are we healed. "When 
there was no eye to pity and arm to 
save, then the Lord God alone did 
save. In His love and pity He ^3- 
deemed them, and carried them .ill 
the days of old. Jesus said, My Fath- 
er gave them me, and all that the Fa- 
ther giveth me shall come luito me, 
and him that cometh unto me I will 
in no wise cast out. He that keeps 
Israel neither sleeps nor slumbers. 
These sheep are kept by the power of 
God through faith unto salvation. By 
grace are ye saved through faith. 

Who shall gather this scattered 
sheep into one fold? Son of man can 
these bones live? 

"Then He said unto me. Son of 
man, these bones are the v/hole house 
of Israel; behold, they say, our bones 
are dried, and our hope is lost; we 
are cut off for our parts." — "E? . 37*.- 
11. 

These bones were very dry, and 
scattered, no two bones together, no 
life in them. The Lord God gathered 
fhem bone to its own l)oii('. fitly fram- 
ed together. There was no power of 
man that could gather them together, 
nor give them life. What power can 
raise the dead, and bring the dead to 
life, quicken them into spiritual life, 
a perfect body? The Lord Jesus shall 
change this vile body that it may be 
fashioned like ^unto His glorions 
body, according ' to the working 
Avherebv he is able even to subdue all 
things unto Himself— Phil. 3:21, 1st 
Thess. 4:14-18. See 1st Cor. IHth 
chapter. Consider the resurrection 
of Jesus, his ascension to glory, exam- 



ine your own self wheliier you are in 
the faith. What is your experience 
of these glorious things? Does your 
faith stand in the Avisdom of man (v 
in the power of God? P. D. G. 



GOD IS LOVE ' 

Love is the best and strongest sen- 
timent of the heart of man. There j 
are may different ways of showing \ 
this feeling or passion. In some it ic ' 
displayed in noble, deeds, in others in 
horrifying conduct. 

If a man glories in conduct show- 
ing that he loves to inflict pain and '] 
cause grief we could not admire that j 
sentiment in him. If his pleasure is ; 
in defrauding or wronging others we i 
could not find any delight in such dis- I 
plays of his nature. Should one re- : 
sort to the base, besetting practice of ! 
drunkenness and stupily and waste ] 
his energies in such gratification, we 
could not feel that there is any thing 
'enobling in such love. 

If the object of his love is elevating: i 
then to seek and pursue the things 1 
|)foni|)te(l by that passi'on will behelp- I 
ful and beneficial. ' 

The object loved should be worthy 
and enobling. 

He that loves the eternal God, and 
is actuated and led by the Spirit of 
truth is blest and guided by the high- 
t'<i inolivi' to serve the true God. He 
that loveth is bom of God, for God i^ 
love. This pure love worketh no ill 
to his neighbor, nor does it Avrong 
any one, nor does it wrong another: 
but is purifying. It brings no wrong 
or grief to another. This love is cor- 
recting and helpful. That man is 
blest who loves God. 

How wonderful are the objects we 
behold in God's creation, as we are 
exeicised to consider the Lord's 
works Avhich praise him. He has 
made nothing in vain : but everything 
Tie has made is useful in its place. 
However much wicked men may per- 
vert the works of God to base and 
corrupting uses, yet all the fault i>f 
such misuse and abuse is in man. 



^N'S LAND)£ABK 



All God's works praise him, and 
ilia saints shall bless him. P. D. G. 



A MORE SURE WORD OF PROPH- 
ECY. 

''For we have not followed cun- 
ningly devised fables, Avhen we made 
kuown unto you the pov/er and com- 
ing of our Lord Jesus Christ, but 
wt'iv r\T witiii'sses of his majesty. 
For li/iv,-,.iv,-d from (Jod the Fathrr 
Lonoi- and Liloi-v, when tlierecamcsu''li 
a voicr to liii.i' from the cxci-ll-'il 
glory, This is my beloved 8011 ;ii 
whom 1 am well pleased. And this 
voice which came from heaven we 
heard, when we vrere v.ith him in \\\' 
holy Mount, we have also a more 
sjuri' word of i)i-0|)liecv. " ' etc — 2nd 
Peter 1:16-19. 

Peter is endcHvoriii-:' tliat 1hi' h'' 
thren may be abhi aftci- liis d'-'cas- 
have these things always in rt'im ni 
brance He knows that shorti>- !■ • 
must put off this tahcrnai'lv-, cvrn ,^ 
the Lord had showc(l linn. I'.ui iir 
would write them that tli- I'.ihir iva h 
ers might have thi'sc ihinus m rfiin m- 
bi-.uic- ^^■[v■■n was - 

I'eter, .lames and .lohn wn-r taken 
by .Jesus in the .-xeellent .Mount,, and 
was gloriously transligured ihat ilii v 
tjould not behold His yloiy. \\ hai . 
proof was this of his divni.- eii;ii- i 
ter. Til,. v,itnrs,.in- voir,. ,,r 1I1,. Ivi- 
tllei-. III,, sliiniii'j, ,,N..r:dia.lo\\ in- -f,- 
ry of .lesus. 111., revelation of his -lo' 
80 great that they could not look upon 
His glory, were the enduriu';' pro'if . 

Instead of building- tabei-iuudes 10 
Moses and Elias, oi- to man, the.,- 
•hould worship, and hear the glorious 
beloved Son of God. 

This is not a cuuuin-lv devised fa- 
ble we have followe,!. hut ;i -|,,1M 

revelation of the hh.ssr.l Sou of Col 

of ])roi)hee\ Mioiv siir,. Ilniii ;su\' 

cunningly dexiscl faith'. Foi' v'<' 
know that no jtrophei-y is ot au.v p;-,- 
vate interpretation, for hol.\ uien oi 
old spake as they were innx, d h» n 
Holy Ghost who moved them I0 spiral . 
This was truth, for they spake as the 



Holy Ghost moved them to »peak. 

Therefore it was nob of any privali3 
interpretation. A matter of private 
10 ei ).e,aiiou would have meaning 
very different from the script u.'e 
which is not of any private inter])).' 
tation, but is time at all times, and 
must most surely be fulfilled as the 
infallible truth of God. 

Heaven and earth may pass away 
but the word of God cannot fail. 
Thei-e is nothing more sure than the 
sun- word of prophecy. Also the 
wojd of God heard on the ext^ellent 
.Mount is the eternal word of God 
sure of fulfillment. For the word o ' 
God never returns to him void. All 
scripture is profitable and shall cer- 
taiidy be fulfilled. 

This more sure word of prophecy 
than any cunningly devised fable of 
niau's pnxuirine-, or the putting forth 
tiii^ i,l..-s,.,| v,ord of <;„d, certain of 
fuliillni..nt, we do well to take heed 
to, as nuto a light that shines in a 
. ■ I I i' i" mil i 1 the day dawns, 
the day of the eoniiug of the Lord 
.Tesus in uloi-y. and the day star arise 
in our hearts, \vlii(di we are looking 
for wiK II -b.^iis shall come from heav- 
rn V. ill. i!... irlor.v of the Father and 

the <_v|o;-y 111,. Il,.avenl\- liosts. 

The traiis!iu;iir:i1i,,n was so glon- 
<ais that tie. apostles could not behold 
it, hu1 'A,.ri. o\-,.rsliado\ved by the ex- 
eeediie-. ra\-s of the di\-iue glory of 

-l.'SUs as h,'. ;ipp,.;iivd m ;i .jlorv 'al)OV.' 

' le i. !-t.„ ,,f 111,, sun at iioon-day. 
h, le.M a injlit alM,\,. lli,. hri-hr- 
n,.ss of thr sun at u.xuida.x'. This vis- 
ion of .Jesus in tile t raiisfiguratio)! 
was a Avonderful realily, no fable, but 
a vision oi- view of the Loi-d .ffsus 
a>- Ihis],,.,! I'l., Ill heav(.n in Paul'slieart, 
mill, I and soul, and stamped in lus 
lir,. au<l ehara.-ter en, luring as the 
woril di' (lod. dividing and controll- 
iiiL:' his lif,., and causing him to wor- 

;,iii and si.rv,. Ilie liord Jesus.. It 
\^•as no ,.uniun.j1.\ devised fable, but 
as the more sure word of propheer. 
hl,.h must he fulllled. 
Those I hat hav(> seen the glory of 
the Lord -Jesus know that he is Gjd 



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over all and blessed forevermoro. 
Hence in their experieuce of the rev- 
eJatiou of Jesus Christ which guides 
thorn into all truth the word of God 
is a guide to their feet, a lamp to 
their pathway, that they do well to 
take heed to as unto a light that 
that siiiiK's iu a dark place. 

"We have also in addition to this 
excellent voice) a more sure word of 
Ijioplieey. This refers to the scripture 
we do well to take heed to. When God 
speaks from heaven it is no cunning- 
ly devised fable. His word shall nev- 
er return unto him void. The law 
eame by Moses, and prophets spake 
as they were moved by the Holy 
Ghost, but God hath spoken unto us 
in these last days by His Son whoia 
He hath appointed heir of all things, 
l)v wiM.ui lie made tln^ \V(U'kl, wl.u ui-- 
ing the brightness of His glory and 

we are to hear in all things. Moses 
spake of him stating that whosoever 
would not hear that greatest of all 

propiiets, wlio i)()ssess( d and blcudcci 
in himself the prophet, the priest and 
the king, being the brightness ci 
God's glory and the express image of 
his person, aud how blessed, therefore 
to hear him, and worship and love 
him who is Jjord of lords and King of 
kings. 

All prophecy relates to him. The 
law and the prophets were until John 
since then the kingdom of God is 
preached. P. D. G. 



CHURCH CONSTITUTION 
At a meeting held today at the 
School House at Eitunan's aft-n- 
preaching by Elder Jesse Barnes and 
J. F. Farmer went into a conference 
for the purpose of organizing a Prim- 
itive Baptist church at Pittman's 
Grove in Johnson county, N. and 
proceeiied as follows: 

1st, Conference opened l)y a hynm 
of . praise and jjraycr by Edler W. M. 
Monsees. 

2nd, a Pr('sl)ytery was formed with 
Elder S. B. Dejiny, Jesse Barnes, W 
M. Monsees, J. P. Farmer and Dea- 



Deacons David Bryant, James Over- 
man, L. B. Boyett and J. B. Pierce. 

3rd, Elder Jesse Barnes was chosea 
moderator and Elder J. F. Farmer 
clerk . 

4, Invited visiting brothers to 
seats . 

li. Called for Letters of those de- 
siring to be organized as a church 
and the following were handed ni 
="1(1 i'ead: all h'om Upper Black 
Creek, brethren R. L. Scott, A. M. 
Holland and 1). X . Bridgers and sis- 
ters Jrma Ch-av.-l'ord, Sallie A. Hia- 
nant and Kiiinia i$i'id<.ers and upon 
uioton it w;i. lunininioiislv ai^reed 
that these leT<-i-s he iveeived and rec- 
ognized as ill proi)er force and order 
aud the ^Moderator extended to the 
said six brethren and sisters the right 
hand of fellowship, declaring them a 
duly consistent Primitive Baptist 
church in gospel order at "Pittman's 
(irove." Avhereupon the said confer- 
ence ad.jonnied aod the newly consti- 
tuted church ^nt into conference 
appointing Polder .lesse Barnes Mod- 
erator and Elder J. Frank Farmer 
clerk. 

1st, Tlie follov/ing Rules of Decor- 
I'lu and Articles of faith werereadand 
adopted : 

The usual iTsles of Decorum and 
Articles faith of Primitive Baptwt 
churches in the bounds of the Black 
Creek Primitive Baptist Association. 

2nd, Visiting brethren were invited 
to seats with us. 

3rd, The door of the chnroh was an- 
nounced open for the reception of 
members into fellowship. 

4th, Brother A. M. Holland was 
unanimously elected as olerk of %ux 
church . 

.)rli. A'need to liold regular meet- 
ings on the 2nd Sunday and Saturday 
before at 11 a. ra. in each month at 
Pittman's School House until our 
church building is completed. 

6th, On motion Elder Jesse Barnes 
was unanimously chosen as our pas- 
tor and he being present, agreed to 
serve us. 

7th, Agreed that we appoint breth- 



cion 1 hAjnmam 



S56 



ren A. Ml Holland and D. N. Bridf,'- 
ers as Messengers to the Black Creek 
Primitive Baptist Union, to be held 
Saturday and .Itli Simday in Aprd, 
19J7 at Creech's church in Johns(>ii 
county and by them petition for ad- 
mittance into the Union . 

8th, Afjreed to appoint Brethren M 
L. Scott as amessenger toUpperBlacK 
Creek, D. N. Bridgers to ^lemorial 
and A. M. Holland to Beaulah to pc 
tition to their churches for bi-(ith('rl,\- 
corn-spumlencc with tlicin. 

9th, Afrreed that we set ai.arl a-; 
our Yearly Me.'ting Saaii'day and 
2nd Sunda.N- in -July and wash feet ai 
that time . 

lOth. Thei,. minntes were read an<l 
approved an<i upon motion it wa> 
agreed that they l)e sent to "Tlir 
Landmark" for pulilieat ion ther - n 
and invite onr i)reacliers to vi-it :is 
when the,\- can. i'.reth;rM ri'iun *; ^ 
followin<;' ehni'clii's Avi^re pn si'Ut witli 
us in this eoidVrenee and also the co;) 
ference organzing' tliis {•hui-ch: i'le 
per Black Creek, ^Memorial. Henlah. 
Scotts, Smithfield, Wilson. 

Conference closed witli a liymn o. 
praise and benediction by the Mcdei-- 
ator. 

Elder Jesse Barnes, :\Ioderator. 
Elder J. F. Planner. Clerk. 



OBITUARIES. 

ALICE MAYE WATSON. 

The neighborhood of Peletiers, N. 
C., wa.s saddened on February 2lst 
by the death angel visiting the home 
of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Watson and 
taking from them their bright and 
lovable daughter Alice Maye. She 
was their oldest child and a favorite 
among all. 

Ilei- si<'kness was of short duration 
lint her suffering was intense. She 
was conseions to the last and seemcJ 

had to part from In^r devoted fathe.', 
mother, brothers and sisters. She had 
reaehid her eleventh birthday and 
si-.-. iiied to he in the bloom of health 
when taken. The writer deeply sym- 



ptliizes with the bereaved parenta. 
May God comfort and guide them 
through his omnipotent power, so 
when their work on earth is finished 
they will be prepared to meet their 
angel in Heaven, where separation is 
unknown. Her remains were intered 
in the family burying ground near 
the home of Mr. W. P. P. Weeks' ou 
February 22nd, 1917. 

A Friend. 



LIZZIE CREWS. 
Dear Brotlier Gold^ — By request I 

am sending you a few lines in memo- 
ry of onr dea)- sister Lizzie Crews 
who was hoi-n March the 18, 1849, 
died Deerndjer tUii 31st, 1915, making 
her sta.v on earth ti7 years, 9 months 
and a fcAv days. She was the daugh- 
tei- of Henderson .loyce and his wite 
Klizaheth .Joyce and was first married 
to \V . ('ond)s to whieh union were 
l)orn tv,(i ehildren, one dying in child- 
hood ami one yet living, Emma 
('oml)s, a devoted member of the 
I'l'imitive Uaptist church at Buffalo, 
at which |)lace her mother was -i 
mend)er. 

She was married the second time to 
S. H. Crews July 22,1877, to whioh un- 
ion wei'e hoi'n two children, both liv- 
ing, one (huighter and one son. She 
was baptized the 8th of May 1890 by 
Kidrr .). .T. Joyce. 

Sin- ^\;ls a faithful member, only 
missed thi-ee commuuion meetings 
diiriiiL: the 2-") years. I remember of 
her walking to her meetings several 
iiiie^ ,ind it being the distance of 

seven miles. 

She v.as a trur and loving mother 
and ,1 -dud neighbor, ever ready to 

do all si nld in the time of need 

and was ever mindful of the 
siek, and while we mourn her loss ^v<; 
ar(^ assui'cd that it is her eternal gain, 
llei- funeral was preached by her pas- 
tor. El del' J. P. Via. She was laid lo 
rest in the family burying ground, 
there In await the change of these 
bodies in the morning of the resurrec- 
tion, i' will say in conclusion may 
(rod abundantly bless Brother Crews 



M.OS% LlHBlCOi 



and family and >;ivp tiiom ^'race ''U 

n|) ;d)()\r all llicii' IvnuMrs lo-rtlnT 
with a!l will) at-,, ncai' aiid dear to h^-r 
is my iiraycr foi' -Icsns" sai\('. 
Oh. th(> tender lov<' of mother, 

What ran \\ith it compare. 
Always so careful, ever hopeful, 

Helping- us our burdi'iis hear. 
Sad and loueK' is oni- home, 

I'aie in d.'arli or.i' loveil one lies. 
She has left hei' earthl.N- mausiGU, 

!-"ni- a honn^- he.\'ond the skies. 
Ma.^•o(lan. N. C. 



MISS .A!.\i;V A. '.]. Sl.M.MO.XS. 

'IdM' suli.j.M-l ,,r this notice was Hi- 
dau-hl,'r .d' I'disha -nid Immiiccs Sim- 
mons of ('a.swrll county, X. ('., and 
was born Fehruar\- ii)lh, is:)(l, an I 
left this world March 1st, 1^)17, iunV- 
iim- her stav (Ui eaidh (i7 vears and io 
days. Her father died the 1S|1, o^' 
■lune iSi;:., hei- laother died duly -Ith, 
IIIOI, about -J'i years later. Sistri^ 
Marv muted with' the (duirch at Ar- 
bor 'at the Xovmnber nu'ctiu- ISST, 
and was haptis-d llie lu'xt day hy the 
unw()rth.\- wriiei', and remained a 
faithful a-.sd c(,n' i.icnt ne .uoer to the 
,-nd. Sh,> lov-d to -0 to the regular 
meetin:;s, and hein.i;- imssesscd of a 
nuM'k and (juiet spii'it, she was of a 
kindlv ami n.M-hhorlv disposition. 
dustrious and lielpfHi and v ill he ^a■l- 
ly missed hv hei- fri. lids and rcdativs 
and especiallv h-r Mind sister wiiii 
whom she lived at the ohl iiouieslead. 
hut we should not -ricve as those vh i 

.rime to llia't land ^vh, there is no 
sorrow inn- .ieath, and a.ft-r a few 
inoiv da\s on ea;1h we. too, will ho 
.•allcd to -o over 11m- ijiver vud w- 
hope to .ioin lliosr that have L^".e 
fore in pra.i.an- l!e' l.amh oi Cod th:,; 
taketh awav the- mh -f the world." 

She was laid 1o r.-st in the famib.' 
huryiu--; -ronn.h on I he lands of her 
lu'oilu'r. .?, K. Simiii'ins. to await (h = ' 

Yours in tribulation. 

V. I. CllANDLEK. 



MRS. E. J. LITTLETON. 
Mrs. E. J. Littleton, the subject •£ 

this notice and widow of the late dea- 
con E. J. Littleton and daughter of 
• fohn and Xaucy i\Ietchem, was born 
S('ptend)er 12th, 1S;!5, was first mar- 
ried to A. White (date unknown to 
wrilei'), after his death she was mai- 
ried to deacoii E. J. Littleton April 
tS7!i. joined the church at South 
West many years ago, afterwards 
moving her membership to Wilming- 
tmi \-l!e:',' she lived a faithful, con- 
sistent memlxM- until her death -whicn 
occurred on October 25th, 1916. 

She leaves two step children, Mr. 
dohn F. Littleton, Mrs. J. A. Lewis 
afid one foster daghter. Miss Gussi© 
K'hodcs, togcthei' with several grand- 
children, the church and numerous 
fi-iends to mourn her loss, but with 
the assui-aiice that she died in faith 
of (iod's (dect and that she is now 
where the viidv-'d cease from trou- 
hlinu' and the weary arc at rest. She 
sn'T.Ted so Ion- .and so severely that 
we felt it was sweid for her to fall 
aslee]) in .Tesus to awake in His like- 
ness at His second personal eominu'. 
In the absence of her pastor her fun- 
,ral was preached by Elder,?. D. 
(iold, who s])oke comfortingly 'to the 
sorro\Aiiig, relatives and friends of 
Jesus and His love, then her body- 
was laid to rest beside that of her last 
htisband in beautiful Oakdale cemete- 
to av\-ait the sound of the trump of 
(iod at the last day which shall awake 
all His dear childi'cn, then He will 
take her home to himstdf Avhere she 
\\ id j^o out no more forever. Mdy 
this he the happy hit of all concerned. 

AlVectionately, 
E. E. LUNDV. 
Wilmington, N. C. 



The next session of the Black Creek 
rnion will he li(d<l with the church -it 
rreeidie's on Saturday and 5th Sun- 
day ill April. Elder (ieorge Boswell 
is appeinti'd to prea(di the inti'oducto- 
ry seiauon and Elder Jesse Barnes al- 
ternate. 



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257 



All visiting brethren -will be met 
Friday eveiiiup before at Micro, on 
the A. C. h. Railroad. Be sure to be 
at Micro on Friday evening before if 
you wish to be conveyed to Creeches. 
Done b}' order of conference. 

J . T . Colyer, ^loderator. 
A. W. Thompson, C. Clerk. 



Wilson Mills, N. C. 
The next session of the iSmithfield 
• •linn V iil he held with the church ar, 
Mt. Gilead, Clayton. Johnson couii+y, 
N. C, on Saturday and 5th Suudav 
in April, 1917. Elder E. F. Pearce 
is api)ointed to jueach tlie introduc- 
tory sermon, Eldei' A. 1). Johnson tti 
bp his alternate. Brethren, Sisters, 
friends and ministers especially ar-; 
invited to attend. It is convenient l.o 
railroad at Clayton for all who wish 
to come on lirain. 

Yours in hope, 

J. A. Batten, Union Clerk. 



The Spring Session of the Mayo As- 
sociation -will be held Avith the church 
at S|,r;iv, N. f'.. Saturday, 3rd Sun- 
day Aroiidiiy, May 1917. A gener- 
al invitation is extended. 

A. P. Robertson, Church Clerk. . 



Dear lirother: — Please publish the 
-following : 

The Primitive Baptist church at 
High Pf)ii)t adopted the following 
resolutions : 

Wliri-. -s, ii |i;is plcasea God in his 
iiifiniri' wisdom to remove from us l)y 
death our dear pastor Elder J. A. 
Ashlmin. who served this church so 
faith. ['idly and ably since it was or- 
gaiii/.e('. 'Fe^)i'u;u-y 17, IDHi until his 
death ^\■l!ieh ..'■(•urred October 9, 



Kcs.,lvee 

it is a ixvr 
a minister 



■ fed 
I able 



i: Ills eoimnuniry 
zeii, t'le family i 
father, his church 



a good member and an able minis''vr 
of the g'osjjel. 

Eesoi^ed :;r.l. Tiiat a eo-.y <,f these 
rcsoiiitioiis he sent to liie bereaved 

vidoAV or o;m- <Ie;-e,l,e,] brotlUT, a 

co|i\- be ii is'.il oiir cliui'ch book 
and' a eoiiv' be se:i1 I'hIeVS r. n, (lold 



.Vl(h 



Mine; 



that 



they publish same in their 

Read and signed hy ovdcv of rhe 
f!|linreh cnnferencc on Satnrdav be- 
fore tlie thir.l Sninhn- in F-brnavy. 
1917. 

Elder P>raiiscf)me |)lcase copy. 
Elder II. I). Mickey. Moderator. 
R. T. Stone, Clerk. 



ELDER T. J. Head, OF GA. 

Charlotte, N. C, at night May .9th. 
Salisbury, N. C, at night May 
the lOth. 

Lexington, N. C, 111 a. m. May th« 
11th. 

Saints Delight Saturday and sec- 
ond Siuiday in May. 

Bnnkei's Hill — iMonda>. 

High Point — Tuesday night. 

Greensboro — Wednesday night. 

Burlington — Thursday night. 

Durham- Friday night and with El- 
der Gold there Saturday and third 
Sunday in IMay. 

i\oxboro — Monday at night. 

AYheelers — Tuesday at 11 a. m. 

rrosi)ect Hill — Wednesday at 11 a. 

m. 

L\ nehes Creek — Thursday. 
.^ 1 c Cr ay s — Fri day . 

Gilliams — Salui'day and 4th Sun- 
day in May at the Section meeting. 

i'.nrlin<4ii>ii —Sunday night. 

i; e i (Is v i 1 b • - M o nda y night . 

I );iin ii1e- Tuesday night. 

Cane Creek — Wednesday. 

]\ [ aim ason — ^Thursday . 

?ilountain Sjiring — Friday. 

White Thnrn — Saturday. 

Wejithei ford — 1st Sunday in June. 

Wasliinoton, D. C, June 5-7. 

Norfolis -Sunday, June 10th. 

Mt. Zi'Mi (near Ilobgooa, N. C.) — 
June 12th. 

Taiboi-o — June 13th. 



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ZION'S LANDMARK 



■1 



Falls — June 14th. 
Wilson — June 15th. 
Upper Black Creek— 16th. 
Beulah— 17th. 
Raleigh— 18th. 
Wolf Island— 19th. 
Uan River— 20th. 



ELDER L. H. HARDY. 

Great Swamp Skewarskey Union. 

RobersonvLUe — Sunday uiglit. 
Conoho — Monday . 
Lawrences — Tuesday. 
Williams — Wednesday. 
Hopeland- — Thursday. 
Falls— Friday. 

Tarboro — Saturday and Igt Sun- 
day in May. 

Lower Town Creek — Monday. 

ri)per Town Creek— Tuesday. ^ 

Autrys Creek — Wednesday. 

Meadow- — Thursday . 

Mowborus — Saturday and 2d Sun- 
day. 



ELDER L. F. WALLACE, of KY. 

Nashville, Tenn..— IMesday, May 1, 
at night. 

Chattanooga, Tcnu. — Wednesday, 
at night. 

Atlanta, (ia. — Thujrsday, May 3rd, 
at night. 

Some brother or friend please meet 
tiim at the train at each of these plac- 
es and convey to church. Elder 0. J 
Denny please have him met at Char- 
l')fte, X. C, on train from At- 
lanta Friday, May 4th. Elder Wal- 
lace will leave Saturday morning, 
.May 5th for Oakboro to attend the 
Spring Session of the Bear Creek 
Primitive Association at Liberty Hill. 

Bear Creek— Tuesday,, May 8th at 

2 o'clock p. m, 

Meado-w Creek — ^Wednesday, May 
9tli at 2 o'clock p. m. 

Crooked Creek — Thursday, May 
10, 2 o'clock p. m. 

Jerusalem — Friday, May 11th, at 

3 o'clock p. m. 

Pleasant Grove — Saturday, May 



12th, at noon. 

La v» vers Spring— Sundav, Mav 13, 
at 11 a. m. 

Salisbury — May 14th and 15th as 
brother A. L. Owens may arrange. 

Elder Wallace will leave Peach- 
land for Wadesboro on the 6:30 even- 
ing train and take first train on Win- 
ston Road from Wadesboro to Alber- 
marle and first train on Southern 
from Albemarle to Salisbury. This is 
in eompliane.^ w itli request from Bro. 
Wallace, lie is dependent for eou- 
veyance when off railroad. The Wal- 
laces, Crowells, Bowlings and Steads 
in or around Salisbury are his rela- 
tives. ]jet us give him welcome and 
glad hand. 

J. AV. Jot-es, Marshville, N. C. 



ELDER J. E. ADAMS 

Hunting (Quarter— Saturday aud 
4th Siuiday in April. 

Cedar Island— 5th Sunday. Will 
spend the week before visiting among 
the brethi-eu and preach as may ar- 
range. 

Jones Baj^ — Monday night. 

(lOose Creek — Tuesday. 

Beulah — Wednesday and Thursday 

Rose Bay — Friday. 

Tiny Oak — Saturday aud 1st Sun- 
day in Jvine. 

North Lake — Monday. 

East Lake — Tuesday night. 

Thence to Kitty Hawk Banks Sat- 
urday and 2nd Sunday in May. Eli- 
zabeth Citv Monday night and Tues- 
day. 

Bethlehem (Tyrrell Co.) Saturday 
and 3rd Sunday. 

Concord — Saturdav and 4th Siui- 
day. 



Married on April 3rd, 1917 at the 
residence of the bride's grandparents, 
Elder and Mrs. L. H. Hardy at At- 
lantic, N. C, Dr. Virgil H. Mcav- 
born of Kinston, N. C, and Pearl H. 
G lancy of Atlantic, N . C . , by L . H 
Hardy. 



ZrON'S LANDMARK 



259 



Dear Brethren and All Concerned: 

— I have A\Titten a book containiiif^ 
248 Acrostics, the proceeds from the 
sale of which will be vised to pay the 
debt on our Primitive Baptist church 
house at Kinston, N. C. 

The precious sisters, members of 
this church, have struggled in their 
poverty to pay this debt, and I want 
to helj) tliem raise this mortgage. 

Jf you will send me $1.00 for two 
books neatly bound in basket cloth, 
or four of the paper back, the mort- 
gage will be lifted from the chur'ih 
at Kinston, and the projierty will 
theirs. 

1^1 case help me, those Avho can. 
Your brother in Christ, I hope. 

J. DALE. 

Raleigh, N. C. 



Dear Brother Gold:— As it is ti)u<' 
for nil' 1o rciifw niy sril)script ion to 
the Landmark am enclosing check 
I'or $2.01) 1., ],;,v 1o April llJlfS. 

I Avisli \h-M ■] lunl mind to wric" 
somctlijii;;' t'lir The ciiiisidcration ol" 
the readers nf tli.' I.aiid.nark Avhi.-!i 
would t™d t(. eiie<Mira-e those ) 
feel 1„ 1.,' ,-;:st dowu. l)iit. this even- 
ing', it seems th;;t 1 am lu The deptlis 
and 1 feai- that my dwelling- ].lace is 
a stranf^■(■ house to tiie majority of 
the Lord's people. If my pathway 
has been ordered of the Lord, surely 
it will lead to his banquetin<j;- house 
bye and bye, but when darkness su-'- 
rounds and the storin is fierce, how 
impossible does it seem for one lo 
feel assured that sueii a way is noii'' 
Pther than Ihe Kine's hiL;h\va\-. 
There are times when all is eoufu- 
sion, when there is no turning- to "]'■■ 
right nor to the left, no lookinif baeiv- 
ward to the ejisij^ns and ebenezers 
which we have set \ip in the past as 
testimonies of Uod's mercy to 
strengthen and encourage, and v e. 
cannot go forward. I have been feel- 
ing to be in just such a place as this 
to-day and have been made to won- 
der if this is the place where one 
must be brought before they stand 
still &nd see the salvation of the 



Lord. Surely ni such a place they of 
necessity are made to cry unto the 
Cod of heaxoi and eartii to deliver, 
and i'i,i.;-ht here some \\ords come to 
my mind A\l,ieli I read a few days 
ago and -which v;ere used in connec- 
tion with our l)elo\-e(l couutiy's en- 
traiu-e into th.e most horrible :f 
-wars. The wavAs are. -"(iod lives and 
reigns." When T read them and 
thought upon the awful consequeir'3- 
es o! Avar, and partieularl v this war: 
of tlw iiiDumerahie wnui-s whicu 
have heei; eommirii'd, the untold suf- 
ferin- ex])el-ielierd liv millions of 
nocent proiil.' and tlie l ivers of Idood 
v,-hieh liave llnwn ainiosi as freely di 
the wat.-i- ,, P 1,. ,,]• a moun- 

tain. I ■ that 
••(;,..! 1^' 1 I .m 

tliinkini: whieu 
has no end pi i i,,,. i i,;,) (,f [;],(. 
fli'sli au'ainst the spiiat. Thei'o is no 
disehar-e in this war. foi- that wlii-'h 
5s fiesh remains llesli and that which 
is spii'if remains spirit and the com- 
nlete victory will n-l he won until 
death has been swallowed up of im- 
mortality and we appear in the like- 
ness of our dear Lord and Savior Je- 
sus Christ. What a great and mar- 
velous blessing to have as our Leader 
in the war One who has conquered ev- 
;ery enemy, who challenged and over- 
came the powers of death, hell and 
the grave, but if we are to prove wor- 
thy of his disciples, must we not be 
found fighting as good soldiers, en- 
during patiently some of the suffer- 
ings which he suffered? "God lives 
and reigns," dear friends. "We hone 
that the end to be attained in the 
great struggle which our Government 
is now entering will justifv tli^^; 
means and that freedom and liberty 
may come to all men. 
"God lies and reigns" gives me rea- 
son to hope that I may yet behold the 
beauty of his countenance and that 
he may loose the winds from the hol- 
low of his fists ^ ' ' 
Your unworthy brother, 

R. LESTER DODSON, 
New Tork City, 



900 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



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for the Blood, Si. ^peter 
for the Kidneys, Nux 
Vomica.a Tonic, and Pure 
Dairy Salt. Used by Vet- 
erinarians 12 years. No 
Dosing. Drop Brick in 
feed-box. Ask yourdealer 
for Blackman's or write 



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I gladly recommend this water to 
the sick. Hotel open winter and Eum 
mer. "Wattt- chipped from Rural Hall, 
W. C, at $1.50 per case of 12 half gal- 
Ions and eases to be returned in 30 

In.st summer my health becamfs 
Tsry poor. I went to Moore's Miner 
U Springs, in Stokes County, N. 
remaining there i^bout 12 days, I re- 
turned home well. 

This water acta on the blood, the 
•kin, the boweils, kidneys, stomach 
catarrh, &c. 



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Combination. 

As compr!.'--eil m llornl .s Sarsaparilla 
and ]'oDUi-on I'llls. tlie.^e valuable 
remedies pns- pss -quailed health- 
value, f(u- (Iv nllf-vi.' ! KMi and cure of 
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The verv best remedie.^; for blood- 
pnnfvnm- and ner-ve-buddmg are 
f.iund 111 iloua s Sarsaparilla and 
l>eptiron Pills. You know well the 
{<reat tonic properties of iron. They 
are much inc reased and improved in 
this combination — Hoods Sarsa-pa- 
rilla before meals, I'eptiron Pills after 



ffancer Successfully Treated At 
The Kellam Hospital. 

The record of the Kellam Hos- 
pital is without parallel in histo- 
' ry, having successfully treated 
without the use of the knife, 
acids, X-ray of radium, over 90 
per cent of the many hundreds 
of sufferers from Cancer which it 
ha.s treated during the past liigh- 
teen years. We want every man 
and woman in the United States 
to know what we are doing. 

KELLAM HOSPITAL, 
1617 W. Main St., Richmond, V» 



NOTICE 



) for descriptive 

and plants. 
'-~ality. Express 



WRITE ME 



R. M. JOSEY, Route 4, Lamar. S. C. 



Mi 



CHURCH CLERK'S RECORD BOOK 



Church Clerk is 



The obie<;t in 

regarding them, and ti) keep a record of the proceedings of the church for future reference. But the best 
vided with a blank book only, can but write facts down from month to month, and to get particular fac 
book is like "hunting for a needle in a haystack." IF THE FACTS ARE WORTH PRESERYINCi, 
IN A BOOK SO ARRANGED THAT THEY WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR REFERENC E. 

LOOK AT THIS EXAMPLK 

. ROI-I. OF MRMHF.RS 




Df the three left hand spaces removes them from membership, so it is seen 
plain this is! 

BRIEF mSTORV ()1 KAC If M ] :MBER 



Opposite Each 
Page of the Roll 
of Members is a 



^/^jtC^^AMJisA^-^^^-'-^'^'- Exprei 



0 that from the roll of membera i. 



On this page important facts are recorded ; and if there is not room for aU, a 
where facts are entered, and a printed obituary of deceased members may be pasted in 

These dates make an index to the minutes where detailed facts are : 
reference may be had to find the record in regard to any member. 

Pages for minutes are properly ruled, and instructions given for correctly entering them, so as to best serve th« 
purpose of recording them. WHY USE THE OLD BOOK WHEN IT DOES NOT SERVE IN THE BBST 
MANNER THE PURPOSE FOR WHICH RECORDS ARE KEPT? 



■ BLDBR WAXiTER CASH, St. Josbpb. Mo. 



Why Riiieuma^ysEiiij £j&[LLS& 

Willi Gold leather! 

BY VALENTINE MOTT PiERCE, M D. 
A close connection exists between i is tiiat pcnple Uo lu.t drink as much 
these two — cold weather ar.d rlieii- watpr 'ii ciM weather as in summer, 
matism. Prof. Alex. Haig, of Lonrlon, I which help.-; t" flush the kidiiey.s. Again, 
has the most followers in the medical i thev eat more nu at in cold weather, and 
profession in the belief that the pres- ' some people are susi'eptible that they 
ence ii> the system of nric acid, or its I soon develoi. rhenuiatism alter eating 
salts in excess, is the real cause of rhen- ! meat. 

matism. Everyone lias recognized the| .A t all snch tim.-.= pers-ons should drink 
difference in the appearance of their i copionsiy of hot water, say, a pint 
water as soon as it gets cold; there is I mornin;; and nif:ht, and take Anuric 
often a copious sediment of brickdnst. j three or four timers a day. This An- 
Several causes may lead np to an | uric comes in tablet form and can lae 
accumulation of uric acid in the svstcm, | had at almost any drug store. It dis- 
which, in turn, causes rheumatism or I solv(« the uiie. acid in the system 
gout, or creakv joints, or sw . lien liii-ers, n-id earrie* it outward. I would advise 
or painful joints I'or one \v:.--v, evii v^nc to take Anuric occasionally, 
Bkin does not ilii.u ini .hcuiK a.id.liv ana CMiiiiiine for three or four weeks, 
piofuse swcalin-.. m (he hut u .■ 1 1 ,i ■ i', an-l im ibaf wav avoid rheumatism, gout 
and the kidne>> are iinabh M. lake care and many of the painful disorders due 
oi the doubk burdeu. Another reason ' to uric acid. 



963 



SiMiHi 




THE f^ATION'S FUTVRE 
Depends Upon Healthy Babies 
Properly reared children grow up 
to he strong^ healthy citizens 

-^any diseases to which children are susceptible, first in- 
dicate their presence in tl.e bowels. The careful mothes: 
should watch her children's bowel movements and use 

Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup 

It is a corrective for diarrhoea, colic ar d other aihrients to 
which children are subject especially ouriug the teething 
period. 

It is absolutely non-narcotic and contains neither opium, 
morphine, nor any of their derivatives. 

Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup 

Makes Cheerful, 
Chubby Children 

Soothes the fretting child during the trying period of its de- 
velopment and thus gives rest and reiief to both jchild and 
mother. 

Buy a bottle today 
and keep it bandy 

Sold hy drvgijlstti Ihroughout the world, 
f — 



For Inactive Liver 
and Clogged System 



a safe tre 
severe catharti. 
well, and the rt 



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j Sure! High Heels 
Cause .Corns But 

] Who Cares Now 

I , : 

Because style decrees that women crowd 
and buckle up their tender toes in high heel 
footwear they suffer from corns, then they 
cut and trim at these painful pests which 
merely makes the corn grow hard. This 



suicidal habit may cause lockjaw and wom- 
en are warned to stop it. 

A few drops of a drug called freezone 
applied directly upon a sore corn gives 
quick relief and soon the entire corn, root 
and all, lifts out without pain. Ask the 
drug store man for a quarter of an ounce 
of freezone, which costs very little but Is 
sufficient to remove every hard or soft corn 
or callus from one's feet. 

This drug is an ether compound and dries 
in a moment and simply shrivels up the 
com without inflaming or even irritating 
the surrounding tissue or skin. Clip this 
out and pin on your wife's dresser. 



264 



If You Value Your Health 

Read Every Word 
of this Remark- 
able Story 



It is told , by one who has himself 
experienced the regeneration in 
health which he encourages you 
to seek by the self-same means. 



THE STORY OF A GREAT DICCO /SRY 
The hardships oi a traveliijg salt .s.uan's 
life had wrecked my hoalili. My iaui,..v pay- 
sician diagnosed iny case as chrouic gas- 
tritis, brought on by a congested li^er and 
complicated by kidney tro-uole. 1 consulted 
specialists in New York and other cities 
where my travels called me. They cmfirm- 
ed his diagnosis and approved his tre; tment. 
Months passel, I grew worse and wa;; final- 
ly compelled to give up my work. 

By chance I heard of some wonderful re- 
coveries which had resulted from d inking 
the water of a little spring in the Ilineral 
Belt of South Caiolina, a picture of which 
spring appears on this page. In desp nation 
I tried it. On the second aay I imagined 
that I could notice some improvement; at 
the end of the first week uy appetite and 
digestion had returned, and 1 was much 
stronger; at the end of the third week I 
felt that I was completely restored. That 
was nine years ago and I stiil enjoy perfect 
health. 

Knowing that it had restored my health 
and believing that it had saved my life, I 
bought the Spring. 

I then determined to se>e whether the wat- 
er could restore others as it had me. During 
the first year I shipped ten gallons free of 
charge to each of one thousand sufferers 
from chronic diseases. Only four reported 
no benefit from the use of the ten gallons. 
The others reported decided benefit cr com- 
plete restoration. Some claimed that the 
water had saved their lives. 

I realized that I Lad discovered one of 
the world's greatest mineral springs, and I 
decided to devote my life to it. Bv.t how 
could I make the world .Isten; how eould I 
make them believe my story? The precious 
water was running to waste while thcusanJs 
were suffering, I said, I wil' make th Jm be- 




lieve me by showing my faith in them and 
in the restorative power of the Spring. I 
wi;l tell them that the water shall cost 
them nothing if it fails to benefit them. 
The world listened. 

Some wrote for proof and I sent them the 
letters which I had received from their fel- 
low sufferers. Others accepted my offer 
without question. Thousands have written 
me reporting relief and permanent restora- 
tion from a great variety of chronic dis- 
eases. 

But some of the water still ran to waste 
for lack of belief. I determined that every 
drop shrould be used to relieve the suffer- 
ings of humanity. To this end I requested a 
physician friend of mine to come to see 
me. At my desk I opened my mail and show- 
ed him the letters from men and women 
from all parts of the country who had suf- 
fered and who had found re-iief. I gave him 
my letter files and induced him to spent 
several hours reading }\\y past correspon- 
dence with those who were using the water. 
I showed him the. chemical analysis and let- 
ters from physicians and chemists explain- 
ing the medicinal properties of the water. 

He believed, and as a result he has writ- 
ten this announcement for me. 

.Will You Believe? 

I do not ask your implicit faith; only 
enough to try the water for three weeks 
as I did. I estimate that I drank about ten 
gallons and I, therefore, offer gladly to give 
you the equivalent of a three weeks visit to 
the Spring by shipping you two five gallon 
demijohns on my agreement that if you 
find that it does not benefit you I will 
prompttly refund the price, which is only 
$2.00. You must promise to drink the water 
in accordance with the instructions which 
I will send you and return the empty demi- 
johns. I make you the sold judge as to 



ZION'8 LANDMAWS 



265 



wiiether the water has benefitted you or 
not and hope you will fetl perfectly free to 
accept my offer. 

This offer is extended to all who suffer 
with any curable disease, but I especially 
recommend the water for the treatment of 
stomach, liver, kidney and bladder diseases 
and conditions lesulting therefrom, such as 
rheumatism, neuralgia, gout, uric acid poi- 
soning, nervous headache and general de- 
bility resulting from impure or impover- 
ished blood. These are the diseases moft 
frequently mentioned in the letters which 
I have received, but my offer is open to any 
one who suffers from any curable ailment. 
Yours sincerely, 

N. F. SHIVAR, Proprietor. 



portion,? that they will not disturb the most 
delicate syatem. Jt is r'nely Nature's rem 
ecly. .-V. L. R. AVA^T, M. D. 

Roper, M C. 

I a 11 -Mixinu: tc L'ct raoro of the Waiter, 
it lu;:; (iouci i]ii> VAove thin anything 

1 havii ever tried for rheumatism. 

I\IRS. II. ('. KUWARDS 



I'oliimbia. S, C. 

i.idr.rv tron- 

. i:e bladder. After 
' v days, I am en- 

tiic'l..- 1- . no mors efffect 

of the tr- J. p. R. 



Fill out This Coupon and Mail it Today 
SHIVAR SPRING, 

Box 55, P, Shelton, S. C. 
Gentlemen: 

I accept your offer and enclose here- 
with two dollars ($2.00) for ten gallons 
ftwo five gallons demijohns) of Shivar 
Spring Mineral Water. I agree to give it 
a fair trial in accordance with the in- 
structions which you will send, and if I 
report no benefit therefrom your agree 
to refund the price of the water in full, 
on receipt of the two empty demijohns, 
which I agree to return within a month. 

Name 

.Address 

Express Office 



Every Mail Brings Me Letters Like these: 

Savannah, Georgia. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C, Dear Sir- 
As you are well aware I was suffering with 
indigestion, stomach and liver disorders 
and all its train of horrifying phenomena 
for several months. I had lived on milk, 
soft eggs, shredded wheat, a very insuffici- 
ent diet for an active working man, and of 
course, from disease and starvation was in 
a very low state of nervous vitality and gen- 
eral debility. 1 ordered 10 gallons of your 
Mineral Water, which I used continuously, 
reordering when necessary, and in four 
months from date I began drinking it gain- 
ed 29 lbs., was strong and perfectly well 
and have worked practically everv day 
5lnce. It acts as a general renovator of the 
system. I prescribe it in my practice, and it 
has in every instance had the desired ef- 
fects. It is essential to use this water in as 
large quantities as possible, for its proper- 
ties are so happily blended and in such ro-o- 



Warrenton, Va. 
It is doing my rheumatism so much good. 
My limbs are beginning to feel like new 
ones. Mrs. JAMES R. CARTER. 



Blaney, S. C. 
Shivar Siirings, Shelton, S. C, Gentlemen 
—I suffered for many years from gastric 
troubles, stomaf'a puffed and food sour. I 
have tried many remcHlies and a good many 
waters. Some have lie'.ped, but none have 
given me such relief as your Spring Water. 
I use it, and reccommend it to my patients. 

W. D. GRIGGSBY, M. D. 



Chancellor, Ala. 
Mr. N. F. Shivar, Shelton, S. C: Dear Sir 
— I have been for many jears affected with 
uric acid and kidney trouble, and the min- 
eral water has helped me more than any- 
thing I have ever done for them, and there- 
f( re heartily recommend same to ail who 
need a speedy relief. Very truly. 

W. F. MATH EN Y, M. D. 



DuPont, Georgia. 
Shiva- Springs She'ton, S. C, Gentlemen 
— I hiive suffcie:! for ynars with nervous 
ihdige.'-.tion and kidney (roubles. D-^rived 
more benefit from the Shivar Spring Water 
than from months at Hot Springs, Ark, and 
numerous other springs. 1 consider t the 
very best water extant. AUSTUS DUPONT. 

Atlanta, Georgia. 
In the interest of the afflicted, I cheer- 
fully state, se'-'i.iig your advertisement in 
the Wesleyan Cl.ristian Advocate I decided 
to try Shivar Spring Water in the case of 
my daughter, who had been a sufferer from 
a malicious typo of sciatica, and could get 
no permanent relief froi.i medicine. After 
using the Water a few weeks she has al- 
most entirely gotten belief from pain, in this 
case it has been a great blessing. 
M. L. UNDERWOOD, 
Pastor Oakland Cit,v M. E. Church So. 



ZION'S LANDMABK 



t 



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The Composition of Coca-Cola 
and its Relation to Tea 



Prompted by the desire that the public shall 
be thoroughly informed as to the composi- 
tion and dietetic character o£ Coca-Cola, the 



tailed analysis of its recipe which is as follows : 

"Water, sterilized by boiling {carbonated); 
sugar, granulated, first quality; fruit flavoring 
extracts with caramel; acid flavorings, citric 
(lemon) and phosphoric; essence of tea— the 
refreshing principle. 

The following analysis, by the late Dr. John 
W. Mallet, Fellow of the Royal Society and 
for nearly forty years Professor of Chemistry 
in the University of Virginia, shows the com- 
parative stimulating or refreshing strength of 
tea and Coca-Cola, measured in terms of the 
refreshing principle: 

Black tea — 1 cupful 1.54 

(hot) (5/7. oz.) 

Green tea — 1 glassful 2.02 

(cold) (S A oz. exclusive of ice) 

Coca-Cola— 1 drink, 8 fl. oz 1.21 

(fountain) (prepared with 1 H. oz. Syrup) 

Coca-Cola— 1 drink, 8 fi. oz 1.12 

{bottlers) (prepared with 1 /?. oz. Syrup) 

From the above recipe and analysis, which are 
confirmed by all chemists who have analyzed 
these beverages, it is apparent that Coca-Cola 
is a carbonated, fruit-flavored modification of 
tea of a little more than one-half its stimulat- 
ing strength. 

A copy of the booklet referred to above will 
be mailed free on request, and The Coca-Cola 
Company . especially invites inquiry from 
those who are interested in pure food and 
public health propaganda. Address 

The Coca-Cola Co., Dept. J., Atlanta, Ga., U.S. A. 



Com] 




has issued a booklet giving a de- 



ZIQN'S LANDMARK 

PUBLISHED SEMI-MONTHLY 
S AT 

WILSON, NORTH CAROLINA 

Primitive or Old School Baptist 



VOL. L. WILSON, N. C, -MAY 1, 1917. NO. 1 



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p. D. GKHiD, Editor, Wilson, N. C. 

P. G. LBSTBR, Amo. Bdilw, Flayd, Va. 



$2.00 PER YEAR 



The Purpose of Zion,s Landmark 

"Ask for the old paths where is the good way." 

By the help of the Lord this paper will contend for the 
ancient landmark, guided by its stakes of Truth, and 
strengthened by its cords of love 

It hopes to reject all traditions and institutions of men, 
and regard only the Bible as the standard of truth. 

It urges the people to search the scriptures, and obey 
Jesus, the King in the Holy Hill of Zion, keeping them- 
selves unspotted from the world. 

It aims to contend for the mystery of the faith in God, 
the Father, Jesus, the Mediator, and the Holy Spirit, the 
blessed Comforter. 

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All names and post offices should be written plainly. 

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ZION'S LANDMARK 

DEVOTED TO THE CAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST 



(Continued from last issue) 
I had just risen up in ImhI to tr^t ii!> 
but I fell back and wept aloud and 
said, "IIow can it be? One so sinful 
and so i<.-iiorant as I to preach the 
(iospcl ;• Tiiis liad the eflt'eet that ray 
Jresolutious wcic renewed to throw 
off all these tliin^'-s and l)c like othev 
voun^^ people. Tlicn for- a time 1 
would !.<• piayin,- cards and a.ttci./l 
inp: |)ar1ii's and daiicinir at iii^^ht and 

and !jrrii'vin<_'' ovei- in\- sins. The last 
dance J attendc^d was on Friday 
night before the 4th Sunday in 
March IHT-!. Tiiat night I danced in 
trouble and uiuler sore conviction of 
the wronjr 1 was doing. On my way 
home the next day 1 went in th^ 
woods and bowed down on my knees 
Mini \ n\\ ,.<| to the Lord that i' could 
nevri- dance a|_Min. This vow I have 
soleniniy kejit to this day. My con- 
victions for my sinfulness had gotteii 
the better of all my efforts to throw 
tln in away and th(>y had now become 
such a burden that I had not the 
h'ji^i liope of ever fretting any deliv- 

''("»'., til.' inoruin- of the lird of June. 
Is7:l I was ph)winir. My whole fu- 
luic ;,pi,ca!V(l to he a wall of dark- 
ness from which I iiad no hope of es- 
cape. I saw myself to be but dry 
bones in the valley. There was no 
more i)0we!' in me tlian tliere was ;n 
a (lr\ Iviuc. iiiid more hope of life. 

At 11 i h.osed from my f)bvv 
and started to dinner. As 1 crossed 
a little bridge near a cherry^ tree 



with three prongs a fetding came ov- 
er me to sing and my wliole iieiiig. 
soul, i)od\- and s|)iiit A\as liglited uj) 
with music in that lovahlt; hym'i, 
"Amazinj:- gi'ace sweet t!iesoun(i, 

That saved a wretch like nn-. I one- 
was h)st. but now am found, was 
blind, but now 1 see." 

When 1 came to the stanza, "The 
lioi-d has promised good to me> His 

shield and portion be. As long as life 
endures,"" my veiy being, all of me 
\vas leaping for joy in the glorious 
])romises of tlie Lord. .My whole face 
was bathed in tears, and tliere wa« 
not a thought of sin left. 

Then for inne days i' was in such 
rest that I did not thijik of what m.y 
condition was. 

On the T2th as 1 hooked in to go 
to plowing soiin-thing in me said, 
Whei-e is your burden?" Then a 
trouble came which 1 had never 
thought of. 1 was heavily burdened 
because my burden was gone and I 
knew not wliere. 1 was in that 
condition until ten o "clock. Then m\ 
whole heart went out in prayer io 
the Lord, that if lie had taken my 
burden away and forgiven my sins, 
lie would give me evidence. There I 
became lost to the things 1 was doing 
and all my surroundings, i saw our 
dear Lord Jesus and the two thieves 
on the three crosses. A large con- 
-rc'jation of people was there be- 
fore me and i' was pr-ea<diing to them, 
I remeiiibe)- (»ldy these Word'i- 

' ' While in the hour of His death He 



268 



ZION'S LAND^IAKK 



had jxv^rcr Lo forgive tliat tliief. To- 
day lie is scaled on His tlivone at tlu; 
ri-lit liaiKl of and He has the 

same pnwer Id foruive uiv sins lliat 
He liad to foi-ive tfiar thief.'- I 
conhl see the sti'eaiiis of inei-ev u'oi;u:' 
from Hnn to that thief and felt theoi 
in my own heart. When 1 came tu 
know whei'c I was and wluit I was 
doin<f, I liad plowed out to 1h<' end of 
my row and was linhlniu- on to uiy 
pl'ow haniU.s fnii oF praise. Thci; [ 
had imt, tin' Ic^'st (h)ul)t of tln^ Lord 
as my Savior ami that 11<' liad saved 
me. I went to the lions,' To tell v^ r 
dear mother the -ood news, bnt, th- 
ti'mi)ter: how snhtle he is! As a roar^ 
in^' lion he Avalketli about seid-cin',' 
whom he may devour. He or some- 
thinji' said in me, "your motlier 
knows what soi't of a i)oy yon iiave 
alAvays heen and she will not hAw.r 
one woi'd of this."' Lest I mi-ht d - 
eeive my dear mother 1 determni-'d 
to loek up ill my hosom what I had 
seen and known to Im- true and n.ever 
let anj^one k)U)w anything ai)out ii. 
In this I suceeoded until on Satni-di-.y 
mornisig- (three days) \\\m\\ my fath- 
er came and asked me if 1 did .lot 
have im|)ressions to .join the ehnreh. 
1 was ast<,nisli,Ml. TImmi on Satnr.lav 
Ixd'ore the lirst Sniidav in Jidv I 
went to meetin-. Klder .leiiii W. I'lrr- 
vis -was the preacher. His text was 
Kev. 21 .latter part of ilth vei's-, 
"Come hither, T will slmw thee tli- 
hriih'. the Tamil's wife." As he read 
these w(n-ds thev heeam.' mine and 
Avere spoken ni me. The whole scr- 
nu)!! was to nu' and in me. He sai 1 
nothin- I had not experienced. !!■ 
told me all ahont mvself as a sinner 
and as one saved in desns Christ and 
called, and siiowed tin- Church la 
such beaut v tiiat my luve for Her 
was unbound. •(!. I had always loved 
the (dniivh frnia a litth- cnild, bnt 
now 1 saw such bi'aiit\' in lier that i' 
loved her as 1 had n'cvei' known be- 
fore and iii\ i-up was ninuino- over 
with love and with desire to know 
wIk) Innl t<)ld him anything abou; 



me. The next Saturday T offered to 
tlic iQinrch at Mewd)orus, in Greene 
Comity, and my cousin Jesse H. Mew- 
lioriie, was with me. AVe were re- 
ci'iviMl an<l on t|i,> 4lh Sunday we 
were baptized by HIdei- Shadrack 
Tate iif the oUl Xahniita Cluircli. 
Tlie)-e was then a sweet rest in my 
heart which I will not t I'y to de- 
scribe: but it was seoii (iisturbed 
with the burden of the ministry. It 
a])peared that the time Avas at hand 
when the Avord or rod of God must 
use me as till' Lord saw lit, but I wis 
so niifit that 1 dctcrmiiu'd to m'V-'r 
nndertake such a thin-. Cnder this ^ 
burden 1 was broiiirht very low and 
my health -ot bad, ' I felt that I had 
rather dii' than undertake to preacii 
fio' I knew that 1 was very ignorant, 
especially in tl;c things of God. 1 
fongiit this impression until June 
1S74. On the second Sunday I read 
f(ir the lii'st time a passage of scrip- 
ture. As soon as I had read it 1 sat 
down. 1 was ashamed lor anyone t,, 
kiuiw that niie so i-n.)rant should li'v 
to i)rea(di. These eft'oi-ts and these 
railurcs enntiiined Avith me continual- 
ly until on Saturday before the third 
Sniidav in daniiarv 1876 on Goose Is- 
land i!i Pamlic(, ('ounty. Elder John 
1\. liowe, thi'ir ])astor' called me to 
the stand and the Lord opened to me 
the door of liberty and the texi, 
■•And yon hath lie (pii(dvciied whn 
AViM-e dead in trespasses and in sins." 
Kph. 2:11 1 spoke for fnrty-five min- 
utes Avit h s^veet libcrt \-. A'-jain on 
Sunday 1 was blessed to sjieak feel- 
in-- mvself to be the ass-colt on Avhich 
our (h'ar Lord rode into .lerusalem. 
Since then i have gone on. sometimes 
lip but the most of the time doAvn, 
hnne and so vile! 1 Feel tliat 1 can 
not come ftu'th. Cnless the Lord 
takes uu" along 1 shall never hud the 
Avay. 

i\y letter has grown hmg and nuiv 
weary yoin Imt f don't know that 
these things I Imve seen and heard 
and f(dt, and I hojie and believe that' 
they are of the Woi'd of Life and 



ZTON'S LANDMARK 



(ilory. If j;fter vou have read tliem A STAR HAS FALLEN AND A 

they are ..f suflicu.nt eomfoi-l to you MIGHTY MYSTERY UNFOLDED 

. ami you tVel that tlie.\- may 1).' 1o -.{l;- Dear ISrollirr (idhl:— I havelx-eii 
/yi's -witli -whom you are williii<i- to iini)r('ssc(l for soiiic time witli thes,- 
sliaiT ii j)oi-tioii, \-oii ma\- send it to words. •■Wi-i'e my nr.'stei'A-, " ' hut 
Elder (iold for a phie'e iu Zioii 's feelin- my ina))ili'ty to att.-.ii|)t Ihe 
Landmark. Th<' Lord hh'ss vnu ;r! 1 '■t'fort 1 submit tlie followina- for re- 
vive vou a mind to fuilv trust llu'i lief of mind_: 

and ])e suhmissive t,, His Avill for it On tiie 2(lh of -Inlx. Ui:., ihe sl.ir 

is al\\-,-|XS )'l-lit. of our hniise s N ^1 , ■ r I ; ,U s 1 \- tll<-kei' 

Your irue friend. .'d IVnm unr vi,--,v. lh;:t the o|,„)ii, of 

L. IL IIAKDV. its disiipp, ..nance seemed m.nv tliau 

we e(Mdd he;ir. hut Co,! is His OUU i:l 



Tile voiee 1 hat V.' Il i s | )e I'ed th.' limited 

EUUn- P. 1). (iold. days of its departui-e avouI.I soon un 

Dear Brotiier:— 1 fee! this luoiwunu' fohl the eonsnmmation of its wan,- 

like T must write to the children of iu'j;. 

God s<.;if1ered everx \\ iiere. •'[ "•niterl .My sist. r had ;i dreiim lift,...u da.v. 
we staml. divuhMl ue full." pi'evious to this 1 1 . iM -i-en( I i n u oecu;- 
"Th.- Lord disple.-ised hath raised iLs rence. Slie dreamed of ,se,-in- h. ■anil- 
rod, ful -litterin- thin-s Hke slai-s fallin- 

Ah! where are now tlie faitliful few from Ihe clouds and somethino- thai. 

Who tremble for the Ark of (Jod looked to !),■ about a yard in width 

And know what Israel ou«f!t lo nid'oldinu from 1lie (douds to the 

do-" earth, ;;nd ^^ hen it struck the earth it, 

"The time has come that jud-i'ment went out with its -I il I erin-^- bri<^'ht- 

mnst be<i'in at the house of God: aiid ness far ontsiiiiuu- ilie hriuiitucss of 

if it first !)e-in at us. winit shall ihe llie noonday sini Then a voice like 

end be of them tiiat obey not ;:ie ..o, ;- sli<. had m vei- heard berore whispei-- 

pel of God. 1st I'etei-, 4th cl;ap^ : r. ed liffcen t\\ iee and wen* awav. 

17th verse. - hlel, a , , XUrWv liftrcn da\-s befor.. 

Is tlea--. I \vo,,,kr anmn- ti,- ilo llic de;,ai1iiiv ai il,e time it v.rr\\vn-<\. 

beloved of (b,,;. ; Cideo,.. (ei! L.u.i Tins >cnprnie comes to mv mind 

send him forth. Knable tiiy cnihh-n a-ani vith f.nc,-. ' ' .\ little wliile and 

to break their pit.liers. iiold no i'l. i- ye siiali ii-,l see me; and a-ain a lit 

lamps, and er^■. Tiie s-,.,oi-,l ..f la-. tic wliilc and ye shall se.^ me beeaus,- 

Lord and of Gideon. ' and I b.!ir\ ■ i I,; tii,. K.ilh-r." doiin lodb- .V 

eveythin- will -n mn of ilic church star lias fallen a.nd a m\-ster\- unfobb 

of <iod ti;at (lo..sn-| bcjon- thciv. ,d but tlie dai'kness c(,m p!-eh<.n(bMl i) 

Hrothei- (;old, do with tills as \.,- I th.it 1.. them that ^valk in the 

see fit. I have la'cii and am so bur- darkness of this world, for we kn<.^c 

dened V liave o.r(,;iiic<| and .'ried and the carnal mind (foes no! know anv- 

prayed. I hope to (b.d. and I trn.T IhiiiL: about (b.d's mai-veloiis lie-lii. 

and feel sure He has dc'ivelc.l. do<ll The dcsliaictiv,. disease of tlle sta- 

delivei-, in w limii we trust will \ et .|c \\as (tptic .\ii opli\ . pronounced in- 

liver Zioii. but pri.le must l^e hue: .-ural^h.. so we knew fi.un the diseas- 

bled. Oh! Lor.l. Iia\e niei-cy up*n le . cl c.eidition ami Its N-ri-iit (d" tr(Mi- 

cause thy face to shine upo.u us ajid bh^ f!;a1 its pil-riiiu-iLc hei'e would 

we shall be saved. * so,ni be end;-. I Ibil lio\\ eould we 
Arfecti.,iiatelv, . . ^ oivc ii|, Hic Star not knowine- how 

1'.I-:TTIL Z. — HITLEV. the ci,,| would l.. thai liad been the 

Wasliin<;'ton, N. G. enide of our hoiae from 



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tioii of wii it'll was so SAVcetU- 

iiiaiiitVsted- 

We view the Star appcarii'.^ in siiilit 
ag'aiu but "0!i, how (litl'ci-cij!,,'' th- 
tlickcriuj;' liad ceased, it was tlfcss.-l 
for its eternal lioiiic hut the voii'.' 
thai whispered its dei)arture streiio- 
tluMicd us to eonfront the lu'art-aeh- 
in<>- rcali/atiou lhat the star of our 
home was dead. Oui' dear mother, 
the uurse of our infancy, the <i'uide of 
our youth, th<> counsellor of our i'ii>- 
cr years, hut her spirit of ;iff(>ction 
still hovers around. 

1 must say that slu' was a wonder 
ful wonunv tlu' nnssion of hei- I if" 
iKid heen faithfully and dutifu'dv 
spent in caring for the aged a. id af- 
flicted, with hut verv little aid o-l 
hv Ihe help of the Lor.h She had 
l)!'en for a long tinu' Ixd'ore her deaHi 
the nH)st humhle person fever saw, 
often asking me to pi'av for lier. The 
last ai)pearauce of its peac(d"ul hapiv\ 
look told us, "() perfect I'cst how- 
sweet. " We could ordy behold the 
star that had shone arounil us for ov 
er 45 years- 
While we wen' in the valley of 
gloom this Scri|)tui'e was contiiuiall >' 
on my nnnd, "Verily. veril\- i' say un- 
to vou. that V shall weep and lament 
l)Ut the world shall rejoice; and -e 
shall he sorrowful- hut your sorro^c 
shall be turned into .joy." John Iti.- 
20. Tliis was fully maidfested on the 
third day after the final dej)arture !>:■ 
the "Sweet uu'sseuger of rest-"' Im- 
pression led us to the froid veraiui'i 
and while standing there a dove flew 
down nearly to the ground just in 
froid of us ;ind as he soared up some- 
thing like a chill ran over both of us 
leaving a^ comfort and joy iiiexpresi- 

came to me with great force, now yo.i 
are satisfied go do youi- duty. One of 
lu'r greatest desires for nu' to of- 
fer to tlu' church, for she felt 1 lui'l 
been imi)ressed to. 

Then I was given by an ey(> of faith 
to view its last destination, endjrae- 
ing the companion of its life, safelv 
anchoi-ed in the home of peace and 



love, where Jesus has charge of tlis 
stai- imparting and unfolding the 
blcs.sedness of a home that changes 
not- 

My pen has followed my ndnd, l)y 
the guidance of the comiDand, so you 
can do as you ph-ase with this. 

Desiring 1o l)e I'einemhei-ed in your 
])rayers, I am, 

Yours ninvortiiil v- 

RKXA S.M [TH. 

Fi'enu)nt, N. ( '- 



EXPERIENCJ!; 

Elder 1'. I). (Jold, 

My Dear Pici'ious Drother:— 1 de- 
sire in my weak ^vay to tell you some 
of my feelnigs. Fnv a long time I 
have v.anted to write, hut when T 
would nudve an ciToit I would feel mv 
niiwoi't hiiiess so great my courage 
would fail \nt\ and \ would east it 
aside- I am so little and so vile I feel 
like 1 am crowding out somethiiu' 
better. However the desire isso ruioug 
if you will pardon \i\y mistakes, foi' 
my life is full of them : when I was 
about twenty years old I hecame hu!'- 
deiKMl over my sins, wonderin;/ what 
was the matter with me: feeling like 
1 could not do anything to get relief, 
and this Scripture came so plain ' 
looked to see if so. .e one spok ■• 
"Stand still and see the salvation of 
the Lord." And 1 had no one to ;,sk 
if it was Scriiitui'e, so T thought i 'd 
read until f found it. Then 1 could 
see where 1 stood, all I coultl say was 
Lord ha\'e merc>- on me a poor sinner. 
I went on l)urdened so heavy foi- 
mmiths. One evening I was reading 
the eighth chapter of Romans. ir 
seemed like the whole heavens OIU'll- 
e,l and all mv hunlen lei", me and 1 
felt like I was directed to read the 
Bible for help, then 1 was afraid I 
was deceived and 1 prayed for mv 
burden to coiiu' hack hut it wouid 
not, seemed i' couldn't helieve it an 
exi)erience of grace and I wanted m 
.see some one and hear Ihem tell 
their's, and my old aun^ cam,' oVCr 
and she got to telling me her s and 
made me more doubtful than ever- 



ZI6N'8 landmaek 



Her's was so much plaiuer than miu.\ 
The Baptism o-ot on my mind, l^ro- 
ther William Woodard was ))astoi' a: 
Chapel then and he and his brothef, 
James Woodard e handed and h^' 
came on quarterly and I wanted to 
offer to the church. It seemed like i 
ought to wait until the ])astor cam" 
back and 1 did until Sunday oveniii'-:'. 
All dismissed and went out. I <iot s i 
helpless 1 felt 1 would die and some 
of the nnnnbers came to me and ask 
ed me what was the matter- 1 told 
them and the cliurcli went back in 
conference and I went b;d'ore tliein 
and asked foi' a phn'e :it tlieii- feer, 
for r felt like if tiny woul.l let n.e 
dwell at their feet it was the place r,,,- 
me, and my husband joined at the 
same time and Ave were l^nitized for- 
ty years a^o this last .hluuar^ and I 
s'lill have that little helpless feel in- 
dependent on the koi-d, for i'vei-\ 
good and jterfeet gift comes from 
Him. 

Pardon me for taking so much of 
yotir valuable time. This is a portio'i 
of mv experience, the half has noi 
been" told- 1 didn't thin.k I v^oiild 
write but a few words wiien I \h'"uu 
but could not iind a place to (|uit bur 
this is like the writer, so fidl of im- 
perfections. Pray for me and mine- 
Prother Gold, do ho|)e you and dear 
wife are in good health. 

Your little sister, if one at all. 

ELLEN J. UURLE\'. 



Deal- Elder (4old: — Since you were 
so kind to iiie I will intrude upon 
your kindness again. There is a biu 
revival in progress in this city and 
some of my friejids invited me to ;.;o 
one eveiung and f accepted. Now 
the ])ul)lic ai-e ijoing wild ovi'r tb- 
evangelist, though i' am not surprised. 
He took his text from the 1st verse of 
Chapters 27 and 2'.) of -lob. lie (uilv 
read the vei-ses, then told smne "hair- 
raising tales" and about 1 souis 
were saved (Ui this grand '-dis- 
course." Now I knew before 1 went 
that there would he ^u> food for me 
but 1 get so disgusted every time 1 
go that I say T Avill never go again. I 



may be wrong but 1 am impressed ev- 
ery time, that f am dishonoring God 
when 1 listen to such and that I ought 
not to go. I hope the Lord has led. 
me from darkness into this marvel- 
ous Light and that lie is meiciful ev 
(Ml thou rh 1 do m)t .lesei-ve it. Oh : 
how thankful I am that through His 
wisdom which He imparts to me 1 am 
saved from such heresy. Elder Gold, 
pi-ay that I may ahvays give (!od the 
glory, living ^u humble life, rendtr- 
iug honor antl ;nlorati(Ui to Him wlio 
is King of kinus. If f could alwavs 
!),■ k.'pt hund)le and Ins,- si-ht of self 
I w.Mdd neve,- bruMj repr,,nch on His 
dear name. .\ow do \(ni Hunk 1 com- 
mit a wrouLi- N\hen \ go feeling as I 
do:' 

Will yon uive your views oiii those 
verses throuL;h the Landmark? I be-' 
lievi' the S,-riptures have a twofold 
nn-anin-j. Am I ri<:lit .' And all that 
the world -ets (uit of the Scriptures 
is morally but those who have been 
led from darkness into llis marvelous 
light get foofi for the inner man, ami 
if the so-called preachers. bishoDs. 
.'tc. woidd teach the uuiral lessons 
from the IJible instead of savnig souls 
for Christ they would conn- ueai-er 
earni^ng their salaries and the couu- 
tr\' would have less criminals. 1 do 
not go often' to such meetings because 
life is shoi't and I enjoy reading when 
I cannot go to hear one of (iod's iniu- 
istei's. 1 am branded as a very jx'cu- 
liar i)ei-;-;oii. liut sometimes 1 think if 
Christ were here on earth, as tiesh 
and blood now, lb would b,- pecuHar 
to this wis,, generation. With all this 
wisdom of mep "What is man that 
thou art mindful of him." We can 
safely say a nuni is a true follower of 
Christ if self is lost in the praise and 
glory that is reiidei'ed to llim. One 
more little incident: The collection 
baskets were passed first and th ' 
preacher stressed the ])oiut that w c 
were robbing God of llis part if w 
did not contribute liberali>-, Avlii-!i 
was ail awful sin but when he said in 
his prayer that they were h(dpless in 
saving souls and without Christ thev 
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teen (If)) souls were .savc<l tlic\- 
elaimcd all the ^Idi-v Imt 1 am su'-c 
Ciod wanted none of it. , waiitiM! lo 
tell that fellow that his was a -rca^T 
sill if 1 sinned. ! did not eoiitnln;; '. 

1 did not know i was iiiakin- llr . 
so leiig'thy. I tnisl I will !).■ hi,'ss,'d 
with either a <^ood I'laniitive l;ai)tis', 
l)a])er or their i)rea(di inj.;- all the liiu.'. 
And may you amd yours hi' blessed iii 
aeeordanee to \()Ui- needs. 

Yours unworthiix. 

SADIK .M. PKfCK, 
inO E. loth St., Chattauoo-a. Tenu. 



Brother (iold: i am rndosin- .i 
hymn whieii is |;rccious and true -o 
nie. I would like f(U- you to puhii-^l. 
it ill voui- valuahh' Landmark if vo;i 
think them worth\- of the space Jt 
viw appropriate in this eold declii:- 
iuiX season. Sear<-e ean one for (iod 
he found. All the lov<' feelin- an^i 
sN-mpathv is l(,st lu the lov of this 
world's uonds. x-ekiin^ nuuu-y. Cod's 



an(h' 



and 



eomfoi't each other, 'fiu'y that fear 
the Lord spake often one to anothc;-. 
the thiii<is whei'ewith th(\y an- eo>u- 
forted. hut Oh, what a eold aiul sa^i 
decline tn and amidst (iod's ehildi-' n. 
Savior visit thy ])lau1a1 ioji. 



(Jrant us Lo: 



All will e,„ne to desolation 
Tidess thou return a-ani, 
jjoi'd )-eviv<' ns- 
All (uir help unist eouu' fi'om thee. 

Keel) no lou<ici- at a distance. 

Shine upon us from on hi-h. 
Lest foi' want of tli\- assista.nce. 

Kverv plant should droop an<l die. 
Lord revive us 
All oui- hel)) must eouu' from thee. 

Surely once thy eardeii nourished 
Every plant looked j^ay and i>reei!. 

Then thy word our spii-its nourislu'd ; 
Ilapi^y seasons we have seen, 
Tjord revive us — 

All our ho]]^ must eome from thee. 

But 0 di'ouii'ht has since succceeded. 



And a sad decline we see; 
Loi'd thy liel)) is <i'reatly needed, 
Jiel]) ca:n only eonu' from thee; 

All oui- help must come from thee. 

Lor.l r.-vive us— 
Where are those we counted leaders, 

Filled Avith zeal and lo\-e and trutii. 
Old i)i-ofessors tall as cedars; 

P>rig-ht example's to our youth; 

All our help must come fi-om (hcc. 

Lord re\ i\ e us 
Some in whom we once delighted • 

We shall meet no more below. 
Souu'. alas I A\-e fear are blif^'hted; 

Scarce a siiiLzle leaf they show, 

All OUI- help must come from thee. 

Lonl revive us— 
Younui'r plants- -the si<ilit how pleas- 
ant 

Covered 1hi(dv v,ith blossoms stood, 
l>ut they cause us e'rief at present; 

1^'rost has idpi)e(l them in the bud, 
Lord revive us — 
All our help must come fi-om thee. 

Dearest Saviour, hasten hither; 

Thou canst make them bloom apiin 
O permit them inot to wither; 

Let not all our hopes be vain. 
Lord revive us — 
All our help must come fi'om thee. 

Li't OUI- mutiud love be fel-Vellt ; 

.Make us ])revalent in |)rayers. 
Let each (uie esteem tiiy servant : 

Shun the wcu-ld's l)ewitchin<>' snares 
Lord revive us- 
All our help must come from thee. 

I'.reak the temiiter's fatal i)ower ; 
Turn the stony heart to Ih-sh, 
And bi--i;i from this "■oo<l hour: 

To revive thv works afresh. 
Lord revive us— 

All oui- help must come from thee. 

I'.rother (iold, 1 cast this forth at 
your disi)osal, aski,nti- you to ])ray for 
me and mine, 

I desire to be, and hope 1 am your 
sister in Christ, 



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273 



FANNIE C. SPEIGH r. 
Stai)toiisl)iirj>'. N. ('. 



Dear Brother Gohi i—Siiicr Ilir hisi 
Uiiiou at (ireat S\v;nii|. thrc- (U- foui' 
years ;i^-<) I ha\i' tlionulit srvrnl 

times of wi-itinti- \nii alxuit tlh' l; i 

sennon ,\oii preJiclici I ou Suiidax. I) n 
the tlcsh isn't Avilliii-- always to olx-/ 
spiritual iiii]ii-cssioiis lif tins hi- oii') 

but oft. Ml U-r Irani •■(.iHMllrllr.. l.V tllr 

thino-s we suffi'i-" ami 1 hav doiir 
.^reat ilral nf plivM.'al Mift.-Mi:- lal-: 
and the l.onl has prov,! su LMa.MMi, , 
and niereiful 1o ni\ iiiin,ulil.M,iiMh'ss 
that i wajit to say. What wilt llmu 
havejBe to do.' ■'KaHier lie a door- 
keepSlin the honsr of (iod than dwrii 
in the tents of wi(d<.Mlncss. ' " Kvrr 
since I liavc had a hone in Jesus Ills 
presence has g'one with me in niy so;'- 
est trials, tlien A\hat have 1 on .■artli 
besides tin-,., whom havr I in hravr:, 
but thee. 

Tlie very name of .li-sns is iinisi'- I', 
uiy ear and in thosr darkesl nonrs 
at^"lictions and ti'ials a message of 
love from Him soothes oiir s(,n-o\\ 
heals our wounds and tiivcs us tailh 
that will ri'inovf luounlains i-vcn 
thou^'h it be as a <ii';ii>i of mustard. 
Such faith makes us exclaim Avirli 
Job: "Though He slay me yet will I 
trust Him." When my dear sist( r 
Kate was taken i' realized such mani- 
festations of His presence Jhat I can 
only say, "Not half has ever been 
told." 

He has been witli us in the si.xrii 
trouble and 'will not forsake us in the 
s(!venth. So when 1 Avent to the hos- 
pital last Octobei- for an o|)eration Ije 
was w-ith me tluire and I could wii- 
ness with the i)oet in saying' "I'rison-% 

can ]ialaees pro\'e Avhell -lesus dwells 
with us tlKTe." I felt like sa\ 111-. "I 
love the hnr.l h,.eause lie has ileard 

my voice and supplications. 

l)urin<i' tlie days I was so ill sneli 
sweet messaji-es from (lod eame tlirn" 
mv mind siudi as "l^'aith purifies il;-' 
heart and \\(n-ks l.\ love.-- an<l ■■TIh)' 
He slay me Net will 1 1,-iist Lii.i. ' 
f'Tlic otcnud (Old is m\ refu-(; aiici 



underneath are His everlasting 
arms." ^'es T l(dt this too a.nd felt 
like I eoinliii'l i)ut m\ trust in anv 
I'arthly phx'sieian. I often -et iiiiiia 
tieiit now and iiow ashamed 1 am Wr- 
it. 

AVell. 1 have not told vnu xvt about 
\()iii- text ^^lliell was taken from Isai- 
ah lioth chapter. S 1n 10th verses. 
■■And an lii-ln\av shall he there and 
a \vay and it shall he called the wav 
of holiness, " I had a vision about 
tills wav helore 1 heard this sermon 
and I was told that \ had to walk this 
patliwav ill the vision hut it was <o 
ver\ narrow, leadiii- from heaven to 
earth and lii-her than am' nooii.his- 
sun or an\ eleetrieiM' I ever saw. 

-Ulded hv star of tile east Ol' the 

sun of i-i-hieoi:--ness and an-els were 
soariiiL; alnii'j this way, no ravenous 
luasls imr aii\lhiii^' uiiideaii hut on 
!>' the rede, ne'd could walk there. 

I hav.' hoiiulit so manv times i 
walked s,) tar from this wax', for T am 
all iinhoiv. all iineh.aii hut when von 
i^,nished vour sermon 1 f,'lt sniviv i 
am one of the redeemed and for a 
we,d< or more temporal tliin-s and 
• lesus a|)pe;. red to iiie as one 
amoiiu- ten thousand and alt()^n'thcr 
loveh- and ni\' ho].,' semiied lif-'hted 
hy that same liuht I saw along- thar. 
way. Onee at Kalis church Y heard 
you prca.di from this le.\t, ■'Whatso- 
ever ye asl< m my name that will 1 
do," and I A\as made so hajipy for 1 
felt more than ever before that I bad 
a fi-ieud on whom I could call at kI[ 
times. ACS. (uie who sticdvclli (doser 
than a brother. 

What coiii-erns nre so much is. am I 
in the riiiiit spirit and do T really ask 
il in riis name And s,nnetimes when 
an answer to my prayers are hroui-ht. 
ahout ill tiod's mystiu-ions w,iy often 
tlll'OUjrh troubles or crosses oi- losses 
am i' wdlin- to endure ami ean f 
uraise Him for His Avoiiderful works/ 
1 tr\- to ask foi' a (doser walk with 
Cod. an e\e sin-le to His -lorx' and 
reiH ■>\ als of -race, faitii and all sncli 
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Cliristiaii virtues, but Oh I such cut 
tiiifj; and ^raftin-i' (as Ehler Keen:' 
says) to ^{'i us where Ave ai-e in lli.- 
state to receive these divine hle>;^ 
inj>s. 

Ehler i'hili»ot said oiiee, ■'th.- ivy 
must be cul down that tlie (iak may 
l)e spai'ed." I tliink he meant \vr 
eaii't K'row strong' and ciuiri-e hard- 
are entwined with wnrhlly eares and 
allurements. 

If I follow Jesus I m afraid, it 's 
afar off but hope I e;ui walk that wav 
of holiiH'ss Avhere the i-edeenu'tl walk 
although 1 feel unworthy of a plae ■ 
aiiionfi (iod's deiirones, tiiis world h,l^ 
no eliarms f(,r uic 
"Not iin- iinr all lli." ,j(,\s (,f art, 

Xor pleasures llowci'v read. 
Can to my soid such bliss impai't 
As i'ellowshii) with God." 

When i was at school in Tarboro I 
received a hope but before joining- 
the ehur(di 1 would not attend iner* 
ing on Saturday nij^ht foi' feai- smn. 
body mi<jht think 1 was conecru' d 
about my soul's salvation and on Sun- 
day T would weep at the <d.)se of vorr 
service because it seemed so short and 
like "Api)l"s of tjold in piidui'es of 
silver", words fitly spok(Mi in due 
season. So I betT'aved mvself after 
all. 

Your sermons luive accom|dished 
the purpose for which 1hev are sent 
like the rain and sjnow from heaven 
instead of returning to 11 im void. 
Whatevei- (!od sends through Ilis 
messengers always accom])lishes i+s 
purpose. 

You may nublish this if yo\i think 
it fit. 1 don't want to write for pub- 
lication but curses are iironounced 
Mpc^n the disobedient and promises 
given to the obedient. 

Yours in hope of eternal life, 

SUE MOORlv 

Kobersonville. N. C. 



Dear Brother Gold :— T am alon-, 
all are gone to ride. IMy thoughts ii" 
with the people of God, if I know 
anything about what I think. The 



past has been a gloomy winter with 
mP. With the approach of Spring 
lio|)e to mingle more with the (h'nr 
children of (Jod. Not since the Hrst 
Sunday in last November have i 
heai'd a sei-mon pi-eacdu-d luitil yester- 
day and today. How sweet to hear 
su(di sound truth, it builds me up, l)ut 
shows me plainly just how weak 1 am, 
whom 1 must tiMist, not in woi'ks, no. 
It nmkes )ue wondei- in amaziMuent t(- 
see and hear the teacdiings of men and 
wonuui of these da> s. 1 know if pos- 
sible they would deceive the verv 
elect. It is so true His people cannot 
he d..ceived, none can plu.d^ them ou( 
of Ilis hand. ".My sheep h('ar mv 
voice. T know them, and tWy shall 
follow me." 

I'f 1 have been born again 1 know F 
am one of His little ones. But 1 mav 
l;e deceived and deceivinsj' other.-;, 
what aTi awful coinlition. Sometimes 
1 fe(d like if 1 am one 1 could be with 
tiiem more ;.1m(I would be a better wo- 
man. : I wish 1 ,-,)uld lead a bet- 
tei- lif,.. c.Hdrol mv thoughts ami 
touL'iie moi-e. 1 spe;ds: on the impuls" 
of the nnunent before I' take time to 
tlii_idv. aiul a word once spoken can 
never be recalled. All these doidits 
;i(nd fears. But sometimes T feel He is 
near me. Once T dreamed T touclied 
His garnn-nt and He said, "Thy faith 
hath saved thee." 

Not long ago I dreamed T saw a 
perfect umn, so perfect he did not 
mu(di resiunble those Ave have here- 
so faultlessly attired. He looked so 
peaceful, above the earth, in the east- 
ern horizon. Tt Avas a pleasant dream, 
1 liad i)leasant thoughts- but cainnjijr 
interpret it. 

Bi'other (iold, T have knoAvn voa 
longer than you have me. T hear of 
Bible stories, but these vou publish 
are sweeter to me, Avritten hy the 
TyO"d 's deal' neonle. 

Please publish this if a'ou see fit. 
as T Avanted to couA'erse Avith all the 
saints Avho read the Landmark. 

Hope you mav he here many, mauA'^ 
years to proclaim His truth. 



ZION'S LANDMARK 



Love to you aud the household of 
faith. 

Pray for me if it is the Lord's will. 
A little sister, if one. 

DIPPIE E. LANG. 

Macclesfield, N. C. 



Dear Brother Gold:— Wish I couid 
see you qud liear you preach, or liavo 
a talk with you. 

"Wateliuiau, what of the ni^ht?" 

What do you think of the times .' 
One nation after another bein^j- 
hrouf^lit into tliis <:rcat A\()rltl strife. It 
seems they wish to ivmaiu neutral but 
cannot. Oh- that ei'ueltx and injus- 
tice would cease from our huul, and 
that the God of peace rule over all 
• the earth. 

That His kingdom would come, His 
will be done on earth as it is in heav- 
en. 

"The morning coraeth."' Our night 
of time soon ])ass away, and if 
Ave are permitted to attain that life 
eternal our sufferings here will seem 
but for a moment, and then Ave Avill 
be glad Ave have lived, and were bora 
to die. For the the Apostle says' 
"Our light afflictions Avhich are but 
for a moment Avork for us a far 
more eternal Aveight of glory. While 
we look not at the things Avhich ar- 
seen, but at the things Avhieh are not 
seen, for the things which are seen 
are temporal, but the things whidi 
are not seen are eternal." 

To enter a Avorld Avhere there is no 
cruelty or injustice- where all is love, 
and peace, surely a lifetime of suffer- 
ing here will then seem as nothing. 
It seems almost too much for one so 
uuAvorthy as 1' to claim to hope for . 
and yet 1 hope on, tfiat Jesus died 
that I might live, amd earnestly de- 
sire to be led hy him, but fe^ to bo 
very far off sometimes. "AVe hav.- 
this treasure in earthen vessels, that 
I the excellency of the power may be of 
I G«d, not of us." 

1 Our time is short here, our life is i 
( vapor Avhich fadeth aAvay, yet hoAV 
I we cling to the perishable things of 



this fleeting life and think them .«o 
important, Avhen the very memory of 
them shall perish. 

•'Hut the Avord of God enduretli 
forever." 

1 desire vour ))rayer8 aud those of 
the household of faith. Am comfort- 
ed 'dud iusti'ueted bv voui- editorials. 

SALLIE B. llOLLAXiX 

Axton, Va. 



ZION S LANDMARK 



"R«moTe not the ancient iandmark 
which thy fathers have set." 



P. D. GOLD, WiUon, N. G. 

P. Q. LESTER Floyd. Va.' 



VOL. L. , NO. IL 

Entered at the pr stoffic* at Wilson a« 

second class matter. 



WILSON, N. C., MAY 1, 1917. 



EDITORIAL 

FELLOWSHIP 

Put if Ave Avalk in the light, as He 
is the light, Ave have fellowship one 
Avitli another, and the blood of Jesus 
Clirist His Son cleanseth us from all 
sin"" 1 John 1:7. 

Sui'h felloAvshi|) as is bonie Avitness 
to l)\ .lolin the lirlovcd disciple, such 
feliowsliip as is declared in this writ- 
ing of the beloved disciple Avitnosses 
testifies the jov of such as liave ov 
His fullness received, and such h:.ve 
the manifestation of .lesns Christ 
that casts out fear. 

The manif(-sta1 ion of Jesus Christ 
in the flesh so lie is seen by us, 
and Ave have seen- heard and tasted 
that He is gracious, causes our love 
to dAvell and rest in Him so that wc 
have seen, known and tasted of th»j 



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"word of life, and know that it is eter- 
nal life to know the only trne Clod. 
aSid Jesxis Christ whom \\v liatli MMit. 

Jesns Christ the Son of (iod was 
Avith the Father in the bc^iniiin*^- an.l 
was made flesh, and Avas inanifcsti'd. 
seen, handled and felt- No ni;',u liatii 
sieen God at any tinic but Ilis Sou 
Avas manifested in tin' tlcsh. iiiul 111 ' 
apostles are His Avit ncsses, and haw 
seen, tasted, felt and handled that 
Woid Avhich Avas from the beginninfi', 
hence they had this felloAvship. To 
taste, handle, feel and behold the on- 
ly begotiten Son Avhieh dAvelt in the 
bosom of the Father, and Avho Avas 
manifested to take aAvay <>ac sins, and 
in Avhom is nf) sin, hnt Avho himself 
bear onr sins in His own body on thi 
tree, or Avas erneifiiMl for ns, this Avit- 
nesses that Ave are born of God. and 
have the AAdtness in onroAvn heart that 
Jesns is the Christ, for he that belie v- 
eth hath the AA'itness in himself. The 
fullest evidence that Ave are born of 
God is in that Ave have tasted, felt, 
handled and seen the word of life 
Avhich is full of jjrace and truth- tli-^ 
one altogether lovely, and the chief 
among: ten thousand- 
All Avhom God did foreknoAV he did 
also predestinate to he conformed un- 
to the likeness of His Son that lie 
mig-ht he the firstborn among manv 
brethren. For Jesus Christ, Avho is 
the beginning of the creation, of God. 
the firstborn from the dead, and of 
AA'hose fullness have Ave all received 
and grace for grace, causes us to 
dAA'ell in the love of God, and 1 1 
have faith and love. Because He ]ive> 
we shall live, also causes us to rejoice 
in the love of God, and to reign with 
Christ. We are brought nigh to God, 
for he that dAvells in the love of the 
Father and the Son hath that peace 
of God in Christ AAdiereby he has that 
love that casts out all fear- We knoM- 
tliat we haA'e passed from death un1o 
life because Ave love the brethren, for 
he that loveth is born of God. for God 
is love. 

Jesus said. He that hath seen me 
luith seen the Father, because He and 



the Father are one. Then fellowship 
Avith the Father and the Son causes 
and manifests that love of God ond 
that ]ieaee of God that passeth knoAvl- 
edge- 

We knoAV that Ave have passed from 
death inito life because Ave love the 
brethren. Love Avoi'ks no ill to his 
neighbor. Hoav good, brethren, to 
dwell together in unity- P. D. G. 



T)r>- Fork, Va.- March 10, 1917. 

Deal' I'.roHief Gold:— Please give 
your vieA\s (,n the Oth chapter of Tim- 
othy and ninth verse: "Let not i 
AvidoAv be taken into the muuber uu- ^ 
der threescore years old, having been : 
the Avife of one man,?" "But if any j 
])roA'ide not for his oAvir household, [ 
and es|)eeially for those of his h(nise. ] 
he hath denied the faith and is Avorse j 
than an infidel." '■ 

Tjet not a Avidow be taken into the \ 
number under threescore years old. J 
having been the AAdfe of one man " I 
1st Tim. 5 :8-9. 

It seems to me that a matter of aid- 
ing- certain church members is the 
matter under treatent here- Paul 
says he that Avill not Avork shall not 
eat. 2nd Thess. .3:8-12- Tt is as much 
a command to labor G days as it is to 
rest on the 7th daA^. A irian cannot 
re«t until he has first labored- God 
made the AA^orld in 6 davs, and rested 
on the 7th day. Christ says, Mv Fa- 
ther Avorked hitherto and T Avork al- 
so — John 5:17. All things are fidl oF 
labor. Eccl. 1:8. We see that laboi' 
is the TaAV impressed on the universe. 
But labor not for the meat that per- 
isheth. but for that AA'hich endureth 
unto everlastina" life, AA'hich the Son . 
of Man shall giA^e unto you : for Him 
hath God the Father sealed. — Jolm 
C):^7. To seek first the rigiiteousness 
Avhich is of God: to hunger and thirst 
after the rightciou.sness AAdiich is of 
God. 

Hard labor is to carry the burden 
of a heavy heart becaus(^ of sin.. buT 
Avhen pardon comes rest folloAvs 
Avhich is sweet- 
It impresses me that one that linn- 



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gers and thirsts after rightoousness 
does not di^siro to evt the bread of 
idleness. AVheii the Lord teacht'S 
him in \h>' lii-cator matters he also 
puts on tile wliole armor- He does 
not desire to eat the ])read of idleness. 
He is ready to bear his share of tin' 
blirden and laboi's of life, llr dof.> 
not feel that he should he e.Kcmpt 
from biirdens at tlic cxpi'iis.' of otii- 
ers- He that will not work shall 
eat. In thr sweat of his fa.'c he sliall 
eat bread. Tlw bivad of a lahofin r 
man is swei-f whctlicr he cat little o.- 
much- 

Now if any jirovide not for his ow:i 
house he hath di'nied the faith, and 
is worse than an infidel, or an ni''>e- 
liever tijat eertaiidy is not fit to he .i 
chureh nieinher^ 

Let not a \\iilo\\- he taken into llie 
number nndei- iln-ee^edi-e years old. 
having' hem the w ife (,f one man. 
AVell re|mr1e,l of for -o,,,! works, ete- 
"The ininii).'r'" refers to iielpinu snni 
widows that are needy and as inneii 
as 60 years old and- imah.le to lahni- 
to help tliemselves. If they havi' eliil- 
dren let them suiiport such ni'ed>- an l 
infirm iiiemhers that cannot help 
themselves, lieeo-ai-s that are too la 
zv to lahor and orovide tliui-s hon.-s< 
in the siuht (,f all. or are extrava-aid 
and V, astel nl do not deserve to he 
helped- If anv .join the (-hurch ,jns! 
to R'ct help from otiiers tlicy shonl l 
not be encoura^'cd. No one that is 
right Avould do such a thing. Sun- 
pose a man preaches for a living, oi- 
for a piece of bread, he is not follov,- 
ing the example of instruction of an\- 
prophet, or apostle, or true servant of 
God- 

The chihlien of fjod feel i)oor a!id 
needy, and ore honest in heai't, and do 
not fee] worthy to be preferred to oth 
ers; nor do they desire special favors 
for themselves. It is moiv hiessed to 
give than to rei-ei\e. 

•It is a sh.une f,,r ehrldren to allo-e 
th'eir father oi' un)ther wlnoi they le- 
come old and fi'ehle. unalde to laho'- 
and have no incauis of sn})port, for 
these children to allow or compel 



277 

their poor feeble father or mother to 
beg or to fall a burden on other peo- 
ple. P. D. (1. 



]\Ioses wrote when thou goest to 
war keep thee far from every evil 
thing. If that could be done war 
would be a good exercise of labor and 
of love. 

I have heard tiiat all is fair i'li war. 
Whatevei- soldiers may do to injury 
an enemy is justitiahle. The rights of 
otiiei's arc 1i'ani|)led upon. Destruc- 
tion ai)]icai-s To be the aim of the sol- 
diers. ( )p)ii'ession seems to ])e the or- 

All is fan- ni war, might mak.-s 
ri^ht. I'.iil iia\e people sTich li(!ense 
to a(-T as robbers.' The soldiers saul 
to .lohn the l'.aptist, and what shall 
Ave do.' -lobn said be content with 
your wages and do violence to no 
man. I A\f)uld not fear such soldiers 
as they wre. 

The idfeet of |)i-ca(diing and teach- 
in-' of -Icsus Christ was to forbid »o 
rob- desti-o\. w rone' no man; but to 
instruet, eiienui'aec and persuade the 
people to peaceable 1 1 V i u e' a ud good 
l.eha\ ior. S,, far as the doctrine of 
•b-sus ( lii-ist js received aaid held good 
lielia\ior and righteous living, peace 
and order will prevail. P. D. Cy. 



expexsp:s. 

Tlu'i'c is much expense now oii 
Zion's Landmark: a heavy increase in 
])a|)ei-, |)riee of printers, and every 
thin- connected with the publicatio.n 
of the Landmark. 

If there ,-,,uld Im- somc- inci-ca.e in 
the inind)ei- of snbscrd)ei's to the pa 
l)er, and if all that aiv l>ehind with 
their sid)script ions Avould pay up 
;heir arrears and i)ay som e in ad- 
vance, it AvoiUd greatl.v relieve m.v 
necessities and free my mind in the 
matter. ' P. D. (}. 

FOREKNOW. 
Paul sa>s: Foi- whom he did fore- 
know them he also did i)redestinate. " 
l' am anxious to determine, if I mav. 
how and in what res])ect and at what 



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period iii the existence of thiii^-s this 
particular forekuowingr agid predesti- 
nating must have taken place, and 
what peculiar relation the one must 
sustain to the other in tlie light oi' 
the teachings •of divine truth, lu all 
respects of truth rejndered the Seri|.- 
tures must be and I'or all I'sseiitiai 
purposes are self explana foi-y, that is 
together with their givin.^ their 
meaning, therefore to the spii-itu.-U 
mind, -spiritually taught, the mean- 
ing to be conveyed the Scripture 
declaration is at onoe evident, conse- 
quently the careful cuid observant, 
reader should not fail ui the true 
meaning of the text. Words are ve- 
hicles of thought, and in the thouglu 
is the meaning. The legitimate mean- 
ing of a thought must be and is i., 
perfect accord with the meaning of 
the word fx'om wiiich the Thought is 
derived, therefore it must he of un- 
questiojnable importance that we 
should know the meaning of the word 
as it stands related to all the Avords 
in the collection making the complete 
declaration'. While the nn-aning of 
words in matters of faith is not predi- 
cated upon the wisdom of this worhh 
;^et we need not be fou'> .'.vce]', for 
Christ's sake. We ineed not to feel 
that we know nu;ch to have faith in 
God. The simplest idea of wisdom in 
his heart and mind that God knows 
all things, always w'' know all 
things. In this his heai-t ajid mind 
stand confiraied in the divine sub- 
stance and virtue of Him who said: 
"Before Abraham was, T am." 

AVith the thoTight full of meaiuni' 
of the word of God it simply seen-s 
that (!od so readily and ccrtaiidv 
knowsi all tilings— all things^that 
He does not liave to think, as we do, 
but simply and fully knows. AVc 
think but lie knows. He knows our 
thoughts afar oft, ev.'ii h.'fore we 
think them he knows them. 

Through faith we perceive in this 
infinite knowledge of one of the di- 
vine attributes of the great Cod-hciul. 

That God has infinite knowledge of 



all events and things is one of the 
most common and most unquestiona 
ble characteristics of the faith of the 
children of (jod. The foundation, 
beams and capstone of the structure 
of their ]U'ofession are built up and 
secured in it. It is the simpncity of 
their faith, their confidence and 
strength. 

But I dare say this is not the sense 
in which the word foreknow is used 
in this connection. 

To know God is eternal life, but to 
be foreknown of Him is very exist- 
ence itself "with life eternal. 

We sometimes speak of foreknowl- 
edge as an attribute of Giod, but it 
seems to me that the word fore could 
mean nothing when prefixed to that 
Avhicii is essentially God. 

Knowledge as an attribute would 
imidy existence without regard to ac- 
t/ion, whereas foreknowledge would 
imply an action ]n-ior to a contemplat- 
ed existence. It is ofnly as God is re 
lated to and his people are affected bv 
him that the word fore can be and is 
in any res])eet so iised. It is only as 
we are in any respect atfer-led \)\ 
Him that we have knowledge of Him 
at all, but neither our existence nor 
knowledge of him can be prefixed nor 
suffixed to nor hyphenated with any 
of his divine attributes. 

While knowledge is the only at- 
tribute to which we are wont to pre- 
fix the word fore niusr see and 
know that he could be m all respects 
always the same toward his people 
for their redemption and salvation. 
Therefore foreknowledge is the pro- 
ci-eative active transitive energv of 
His divine ])ower and Godhead by 
Avhicdi his people in the election of 
grace were begotten, created, ajid 
chosen in Christ, and predestinated 
unto the adoption of children byJe- 
sus Christ. according to the good 
pleasure of the will of God. by which 
A\nll th(\v are sanctified, and preserv- 
ed in Jesus Christ, who is the first 
begotten and firstborn from the dead 
to whose image they were predesti- 
nated to be conformed. 



ZrON'S LANDMAEK 



^he Avord forokuow, as used here, 
does not mean the same as we attrib- 
ute to the word foreknowledge as wc 
sometimes think of it. We think of 
Him as haviiip: all k^iowledge of all 
events and all things in all time and 
from all eternity, but we can not 
think of Him as liavino; either known 
tior fort'kufiwii all events and thing-.-; 
in the sense that he foreknew liis 
elect, whom he also predestinated. i1 
is said of Jesns, that he kneAv from 
the beginning who should betray him, 
but it could not be tiidy said of him 
that whom lie did foreknow them he 
did also predestinate to betray him. 
It might be ti-uly said that his death 
was predestinated, and that he had 
perfect klnowledge of all things inci- 
dent thei-eto. bnt it might not be tru- 
ly said that he foi-eknew those who 
crucified him. There were those to 
whom lie said; Depai-t from me, foi' 
I nevei- knew yon. i'ani says: -'God 
hath not east a\va\- Ins people which 
he foreknew.'' .Mar\- xaid to the an- 
gel: "How can tliis lie. seeing I know 
not a m;.1n." Nor had nor did an\- 
man know hei-. .\iid .loNeph, liei' hus- 
band knew her ■ n,it until she had 
brought forth iier lii'slliorn son. 

I have said tli;it we oidy know God 
or have know led-e of him, that lie is, 
wlien and as we are affected liy him, 
and in the sense of the attribute 

through which we are affected. lloX\- 

ever as his attributes stand I'claled 
jolne to the otiier so is oui- alft ^'ion 
oonfirmed by all as by the faith .if 
each. While his attributes aic infi- 
nitely and essentially God. Vet as 
we are affected through cillii r of 
• them we can but think of him as bi - 
iag fully and traly God in that 
through which we are affected of 
him, nor do we feel that this one i.s 
because the others are, nor can we 
say they are not because this one is. 
His ways are equal, nor is one conse- 
quent upon another. He is not the 
way beeause he is tlie truth, nor is he 
the truth because he is the life, Imt 
I he is the way. and the tnith. and the 
j life. We can not say that all events 



and things are must and be just as 
they are because God had infinite 
knowledge of them, nor can we con- 
cede for a moment that their exist- 
ence is as by that irresistableness 
called fate, of . which our God must 
have taken knowledgel Our faith is 
that he was before all tilings, and that 
by him all things consist, and that 
his judgments are unsearchable and 
his ways ])ast finding out. 

While we do not understand his 
predestinaiion to be e(|uivaleut to iiis 
foreknowledge, yet we cannot say 
that he foreknew some whom lie did 
not ])i'edestinate,nor that he predesii- 
nated .some whom he did not fore- 
know. ""For whom he did foi-idvuow 
them he also did i)redestinaf e. ' " 



Obituaries 

MR. JAS. R. Bryant. 
Elder P. D. Gold, Wilson, C. 

Dfvir Bro. Gold :— H' it is the 
i^ord's will, I will try, with a trem- 
bling hand and troubled heart, to 
write the obituary of "my dear lius- 
band." which I have been trying to 
do ever since his death, but did not 
feel that I could ,and still feel if th'^ 
Lord is not with me, it will nevei- l)e 
written by me. 

He wa.s born March IMth, 1S4T, and 
died December 21, 1IM5. making bis 
stay fin earth nearly liH years, lie 
leaves two brothers, two sisters, ten 
children, foni- boys and six girls- fif- 
t\-one urandeliildi-en, ten great 
grandchildren and a sad and lonely 
wife, besides other relatives and 
friends to mouiai their loss. He was 
a hard working man and he raised 
his boys to work and be honest and 
truthful. He told me his father pur 
him to work at 7, and even the last 
year of his life he tried to work and 
wlien ]' begged him to stay at +he 
house witli me he woulfl say he want- 
ed to be like he had heard old broth- 
i'v Dameron say, that he had_ rather 
wear out than rust out, and I think 
that was the way it was with him. 



280 ZION'S L 

He had not been well in two or 
three years, havino- boils and carbiin 
cles 11)1 nntil tlie siiriuu' Ix't'orc Iw 
• lied, and in the f;dl tliat av.fid dis- 
ease eczema, broke out on his arie^. 
and ankles, and Oh, \\i)\y he did suffer 
with it. He would call me all dur- 
ing' the nij^'ht and tell lur to trv anil 
do- s<,iii,.tldn- for his p(,()r ,,hl ai'iiis. 
His sutfcrin-s wnv so -iv;it. hut I <h. 
think he hoi'e them willi pat imc'. 
He often said there is ni)thin<z' the 
matter .with me bul ui\- anus, hut the 
Dr. said he had kidney and heart 
troul)le. and the hist week of liis life 
went into pneumonia. 

He tried to he honest in all his 
dealings. In nudving a setthanenl lie 
would say to nu'> I would ratlier ))av 
more than I owe than not enou<>'h. 
He always bon^ his luirt of the ex- 
]~»enses at his church, alwa>'s I'eads' 
to hel]) Ihe ti'a\iOinu- preacliers aiui 
Avonld eujov having them 1o visit him 
at his home. He loved so much to 
talk scripture and would ask theni 
their vicAvs on some parts and then 
he Avould tell them what he thuns'h'^ 
about it. TTe Avould read his Bible 
and ask nu' my lielief and I would tell 
him how I thought it Avas aad th(Mi he. 
Avould explain the whole chaptei- to 
me. Oh, Bro. Oold, no oiu' knows 
the sad and lonely hours T spend now 
hut those who hav(> itassed thi'ou<>ii 
Avhat T have. P>ut 1h(> good Lord 
knows best. He took him out of this 
thoublesome world of trials and ti-m 
hies and afflictions, I hope to reiun 
with Him above. T find myself some 
times saying. Oh! Lord, how can l' 
stand it. never to see that "deai- 
s:Aveet face'' again on earth. Oh. 
Lord, enable me to bear ^^^ under 
these sore trials. 

He was so good and kind to me and 
T miss him so much. When T was sick 
he Avould ahvays come in and ask me 
how T felt, and say, don't you Avant 
me to do somethins' for vou. And 
uoAv T do miss his kind Avords so mucii 
a1 that time- as Avell as others. He is 
^■one and there is no one to cheer m\' 
aidiing heart. Nc on ' to say, liaby. 



hoAv do you feel now. That Avas Avhnt 
he ahvays called me. 

He Avas a firm believer in the Priut- 
itive Baptists for several years be- 
fore he joined the church. He Avas 
a member but for a little over five 
years as I can remember. 

1 think he pi-ofessed a hope a loii;: 
time before he Joined, but feeling his 
niiw ort li iiiess i-;ept him from joining, 
but i tlinik he stayed out a.s long as 
he could. He seemed to be in great 
trouble the day lud'orc he joined, and 
looked to be so hajipy Avheu lie came 
up ont of the A\"ater the day he Ava.i 
bajitized. As he came to the hou.^e 
from his pond, these Avords came into 
his mind: "SA\-eet fields arrayed in 
living green, and rivers of delight.''" 
He never Avauted to miss a meeting 
day at his church. 

I often heard him speak of you. 
Bro. Gold, and he liad several dreams 
of you, and Avould tell me. 1 dreamed 
of old Brother (iold last night and 
lieard him iireaeh and say. 1 Avish 1 
could see him. 

The last iireaching he ever heard 
Avas at the riiion meeting in Danville 
last October, I'xcept the sei'inon the 
next 1st Sunday at Malmaisoii- and 
seemed to enjoy it so nundi. althouirh 
he Avas suffering Avitli his arms a' 
that time. 

He did not talk much about dyiuv. 
and I feel liki' the reason Avas on mv 
account. He knew it would go hard 
A\itli me. I have heard him say se\' 
eral times in his life, it it could ne 
the Loi'd's will he wished that boi!i 
of us could gfi togethei'. 

He Avas so humble and childlike in 
his last days. He wanted me to be in 
the room all the time Avhen he was 
conscious, but they Avould not let me 
stay in as much as T Avanted to. Ho 
called for me the morning before he 
died in the afteimoon and when I 
Avent into the room he stretched in 
his hands, looked nji at me and tried 
his best to tell me something and T 
could not understand a Avord he said. 
T asked the nurse if she could nnder- 
stand anything' and she said nilie 



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281- 



could not. If I covild have oalv 
kiiowu wluit he "wanted to tell me at 
that time it -would not have been so 
hard for me, but knnwiii^' that would 
be the last time he would ever speiik 
to me again and then 1 had to leave 
the room, and I went out to the barn 
near the house and Oh, Bro. Gold, 
you may knoAV that "was a time of 
trouble -with me such as I never h;;il 
experieJLOed before ajid if 1 ever did 
try to pray it ^vas then. 1 tried u. 
ask the j-'ood kord in my weak wa". 
if it was His will, to take iiim. that !♦ 
Avould not be Ion- and that he \v,niM. 
go off easv. .\nd iii.N- s.ih tol.l v.u- li- 
w(int off as if he bad fallen asle,-,,. 
The Dr. and my son came in th.' roinu 
I was in and told it was all over with 
now. My son i)nt his arms around 
my neek ami said. '■.Mama, desns wili 



fore. There is not much pleasure in 
this old troublesome woi-ld for mo, 
without "mv dear one." 

Written bv his sad and hni.dv wife. 

.My love to yon and sister (U)ld. 

Kemebber me at the throne of 
Grace. 

Vioiii- Tniwoi'thy sister, if one at all. 



be 



1 



•d 



went in th, 
Mid thou-h' 

i had eve, 



tears the l„.st I e(ui 
lioom where he wns 
he was the prettiest 
seen, r felt as if he was sleepniv thai 

blessed sleep from Whieh none ,x ■ 

wake to weep. The nurse ^anl th ' 
last thing she understood him to sa > 
was, "Lord have merr\- on mi\ I 
l))-a.y," and his sondnda^v wiio iielii- 
ed the nurse wait on him sonu' durine 
his sickness, said he stretched up his 
hands and said. "We will all be lift- 
ed up.". 

He was laid to rest in the famih- 
burving gi-onn,! the -Jl'iid of |.Vr,.|,, 



ber 



lii 



ide 



tree, wliieh was l,is r.w|nest several 
veai'S ag(r. There was a lai-je In.st o' 
friends and relatives besides Ins ehib 
dren and grandchildren pr,.senT. .Ml 
of his children wei-e bless,-d to b, 
there. 

The bnrial service was In-ld ],v Ins 
j.astor. I'.ro. Charlie Evans, ^vh(ml he 
loved dearly. T had two of Ins favor- 
ite hx'mns sung. The\- ^v^^v^^ : 'O 
When'sludI 1 see Jesus.''" and "How 
tedious and tasteless the liours." I 
feci it won't be hm- lad'ore 1 wil! 
have to lay m\- armor down and go 
toi my rewai-d. where I lioi)e to meet 
my loved ones that have gone on be- 



Mr 



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•ork. 
;\ few more 
And all mx 



K. 



and cares shall 



I hope to sec ni\- < io(l aud friend. 

And pi-aise liis )iai.sc on high : 
\o imu'e to sigh nor slie<l a tear 

.Vo iinn-e to sutfer pain nor fear, 
lint Gocb aiul Christ, aiut heaven ai)- 
pear. 

Unto the raptured eye. 



Ami 1 shall lind the peaeeful shore 
Of everlasting rest." 

Mrs. J. R. B. 

D. ar r.rother Gold :— The Lord be- 
ii'g willing, Y will in my weak way 
attempt to write a fcAV lines on the 
death of my niece. Charity Smith. 
She was the daughter of Kiehard and 
'hhiinia AVortUlngton flMcArthurV 
She was the oldest one of tlu' chd- 



aiid was 
•d to Jo 



Shf 



Smith r,n the (ith of 
I-'ebriiar\-. Iinii. She died on the T, <,f 
vu-.u-v ami was bnried the Hth, 1017. 
It was just om' year from the day she 
A\as marrii'd to the day she was bu'-- 

Slie leavi's behind a heart-.stricken 
motlier and father, two sisters, Ver- 
melle and Ruby- and one brother, 
Je?-i'y, and many other relatives and 
friends to mourn their loss. 

Charity had been in poor health 
for snnn' tinu'. but din "t any of us re- 
alize her condition was serious until 
one week previous to her death. 

All was done for her by loving par- 
eids, kind husband, friends, neigh- 
bors, doctors and trained nurse that 



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could be done, but none could stay 
tlie cold icy hand of death, that came 
to claim her for the eold, silent grave 
in Avhich she was laid, there to await 
the resurrection morn, when she will 
come forth a new creature ; and w 
trust the Lord will take her to heav- 
en where she can enjoy eternal rest 
ami lia,])i)ijiess, and can share with 
ILm all of the things he has prepared 
for those who love Him, eternal hi 
the heavens. 

Many sympathizing and sorrowing 
friends were present at the burial. 

We have a hope for Charitv antl 
though she was not a member of anv 
church, she often spoke of the Primi- 
tive Ba^itists and liked to hear them 
preach. She hardly ever missed a 
third Sunday from church at Hand- 
cock's, where her mother was a mem- 
beil. They enjoyed going to the same 
church to hear the glad tidings pro- 
claimed by our dear pastor. Just a 
short while before she died she spoke 
of feeling so strange, said she folt 
like she had two bodies, a new and an 
old one. I do hope her new body was 
her spiritual body. 

It seems hard for one to die so 
voung, spared t^o live such a short 
time among loved ones, but her davs 
were numbered and sne lived the 
time out that was allotted for her. 
The Lord calls and he must be obey- 
ed. 

I'n her death her mother not only 
exj)erienced the loss of a daughter, 
but a dear companion as well. 

]\Ioum and weep not dear sister for 
your darling child, it is God who has 
bereft you, and He is too wise to err 
and too good to be unkind. The Lord 
giveth and the Lord taketh, blessed 
be the name of the Lordi. She ca.n't 
come back to you, but I hope you cati 
go to her some day, where the wick- 
ed cease from troubling and the wea- 
ry are at rest. 

Charity, you have gone and left iis. 
We trust to your home above, 



To be and abide Avith Jesus, 
Where all is peace and love. 

We hope you are in heaven, 
Li your robe as Avliite as snoAV, 

Tt pleased the Lord to call you, 
And it Avas your time to go. 

We miss yon. Oh wc uiiss you. 

We miss vou more and more. 
We hope you ai-e resting svveetlv. 

On the bright and shining shore. 

Written by her aunt, Julia A. Wor- 
thington. v 



RESOLUTIONS OF KESPEOT 

Whereas, is has jilcascd (iod. in His 
infinite Avisdom to remove from 
by death, on January L"), 1917, sister 
Martha KnoAvles. avc feel that our 
loss is her eternal gain. She had not 
been a member long, not quite V2 
months, but she AA'as I'udeared to iis. 
as being a child of God — one that 
filled her seat at church and feasted 
on the gospel. Therefore be it. 

Resolved 1st, That we boAv to Him 
Avho rules in the army of lieaven 
and among the inhabitants of the 
earth, who will do all Hisi pleasure. 
He speaks and it is done, commands 
and it stands fast, Avho is too Avise to 
err, or too good to be unkind. 

Resolved 2nd, That Ave deeply sym- 
pathize Avith the bereaved ones, feel- 
ing that they have lost a good moth- 
er, the husband a good Avife, the 
church a devout member, the com- 
munity a good and kind neighbor. 
We point them to Him, our Elder 
Brother, AA'ho taketh aAvay the sin of 
the Avorld, and who is alone able to 
heal a broken heart. 

Resolved 3rd, That a copy of these 
resolution be spread on our minutes 
and a copy be sent to the Landmark 
for publication. Done by order of 
the church at Ncav Hope, while in 
conference' February meeting, 1917. 

Elder G. M. Trent, ]\Toderator. 
T. A. Stanfield. Clerk. Pro tern, 



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ELDER U H. HARDY 

Tuesday night after 2ncl Sunday in 
.>ray— Selma. 

Wednesday — Bethany. 

Thursday — Cross RoadK. 

Friday- — New Chapel. 
Goldsboro at night. 

Kiuston — 3rd Sunday. 



ORDINATION. 
On Thui-sdav. April VX IIMT. :i 
Presbvtci-v c'liiiix.sed of KM.ts T. \). 
Lancaster, -I. C ITo.iks ;in.l 1". 1.. 
Oold, togetlier witli a imiiilM-r .i,' 
brethren met at ( uildslxini, .V. C, {'<■.■ 
the puri)Ose of ordiiiuinc .Mntli.-i ' 

r>. TIhII to the full work of the Cos 

|)t'l niinstrv. 

The )uvsl)ytery Iwul all licard bro- 
ther Hall iircach and beiuK satisfied 
with hi.H drifts, labors and eliaraete'-, 
nnaniraonsly set him apar-t to tluN 
solemn labor, and comineiul liiin to 
the (diurelies as a -woi-thy <>ift of the 
Lord, and desli-e that he may urove a 
bles.sinp' to- the eluireli of (iod. 

P. D. Gold, Moderato-. 



^im. (}EORGE SHELTOX. 
Mr. P. I). (Jold:— Oii'Oetol)er io, 
i;»16 the death aii<rel visited the ho-n ■ 
of ^Ir. Geo. Shelton of Whittels, arul 
took from him his dear beloved wife. 
She was a kind and faithful v. ife and 
a loving mother, but the Lord knoA\ s 
best in taking her from this world of 
trouble, and we hope our loss is he'.' 
gain. She had been a member of tli ■ 
Primitive Ba])tist church for fifteen 
years and had been a faithful mem- 
ber and we feel she is out of all her 
troubles. 

"Weep not dear children, for she is 
at rest, safe in the arms of Jesus, 
safely on His gentle breast. 

She leaves a husband and nine chil- 
dren, mother and father, four sisters 
and two brothers to mourn their loss. 
She was bom December 28, 1874, and 
was in her 42nd year. 

Written by one who loved her. 



ALICE J. HARRISON. 

Dear Brother Gold: — I am sending 
you the obituary of Sister Alice J. 
Harrison Snider, wife of Emanuel 
Snider, for publication in your paper 
by request of her daughter, Sister 
Eunice Davis. With a feeling of un- 
worthiness I will make the attempt, 
hoping God may direct my mind and 
guide my pen to the comfort of her 
dear children and to the glory of ©ur 
God wlio is and has and will be the 
salvation of his ih^ojiIc ))y ])urpose ii>- 
his Son whieli \\as jicrfeeted by Jesus 
on .Mount Calvary and -revealed by 

the ll(,ly (Jhost to tlie objects of his 

lovc in moments of doubt, darkness 
and foai'. 

Sister Snider was born Jii»y 12, 1856 
and depart.'d this life KebVuaT-y Li. 
l!)l(i. age .")!• years, seven months and 
one day. and on llie 14th of February 
the nnworthy A\ri1ei' ti-ifd in weak- 
iH'ss to conduct sei'Mccs at the ehureh 
jn lli^^li I'oiut o\<'r her remains, 
which were laid to rest l)y tlie sidt^ of 
her loving husband which had ])re- 
ceded her to the grave to await th(> 
resui'i'eetioii moi-n, surrounded by a 
liost of sorrowing friends and rela- 
tives, brethren and sisters in the Lord 
and her heart-broken children. 

But we do not sorrow as one hav- 
ing no hope, for she had well shown 
her faith in God by her works by 
coming home to her friends upwards 
of 40 years ago at old Toms Creek 
church, being baptised by Elder Phil- 
lip Snider. She was always dutiful 
to her companion, chilaren, church 
and elder Brother who said forsake 
not the assembling of yourselves to- 
gether as the manner of some is. She 
often expressed her desire of submis- 
sion to the will of God and hoped she 
would not suffer pain and misery, 
which blessing she obtained. 

But alas, she is gone from our 
midst. We hope her memory will not 
fade, her loving, tender kindness will 



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linger arovind the little mound Avhere 
she was laid to rest. 

So be not discouraged, children, be- 
cause she is gone, for Jesus will raise 
her again on the resurrection morn. 
I am sure jow loved her, but God lov- 
ed her also, for he sure had compas- 
sion on her. I feel sure some of you 
at least hope to meet her when the 
toils of life have fled. When you en- 
ter into the full joys of heaven where 
no farewell tears are shed. 

Humbly submitted, 

SAMUEL McMlLLON. 
High Point, N. C. 



All was done for her that lorint 
hands and kind friends could do, b»t 
none could stay that cold, icy hand 
death. 

Precious one, you have left us. 

Yes, forever more; 
But I hope to meet you 

On that bright and shining short. 
We loved her. yes we Toved her, 

But angels loved her more; 
They have sweetly called her 

To yonder shining shore. 

Written by her true friend, 

FANIE DOWNING. 



Mr. P. D. Gold. 

Dear Siri—lt is with a sad heart T 
will try to Avrite the death notice of 
:\h-s. li. E. Long, by the request of my 
aunt, Emma Staton. 

She was the daughter of Mr. and 
Mrs. Ben Batts. Mrs. M. E. Long Avas 
born November 19, 1826 and would 
liave been 90 years old the 19th of No- 
vember, 1916. She was the wife of 
Captain W. S. Long. I do not know 
the date of the year she was married. 

She was not a member of any church 
but was a strong believer in the Prim- 
itive Baptist church. My aunt lived 
with her for forty years, and was 
standing by her bedside when she fell 
asleep in Jesus. 

Mrs. M. E. Long left her home three 
years ago and went to live with her 
niece. Miss Lucy C. Staton, with whom 
she was living when death came. She 
was carried back to her old home and 
placed to rest in the old family grave- 
yard. _ 

Oh! it was so hard to give her up, 
but the Lord giveth and the Lord tak- 
eth, so blessed be the name of the 
Lord. 

She was never heard to complain 
and she bore her illness with great pa- 
tience. She was always good and 
kind to the poor and needy, never 
turning any one away with empty 
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Without the Expence and 
Loss of Time Necessary 
for a Visit to the Spring 

THE CRISIS 

There comes a time in the life of practi- 
cally every man and woman when their di- 
gestive or eliminative organs, or both, fail 
to respond to drugs prepared by human 
skill. In fact drugs seem to do them about 
as much harm as good for their systems 
rebel against all drugs. These are the cases 
which physicians call "stubborn" and 
"chronic" for the reason that they persist 
in spite of drug treatment. I do not refer to 
incurable diseases such as cancer and con- 
sumption, but to that larger class of func- 
tional disorders, which we meet everv day, 
where the organs of digestion and elimina- 
tion are impaired. 

For this class of cases our best physicians 
and our big city specialists send their 
wealthy patients to the mineral springs 
where, in the great majority of cases, they 
are permanently restored or decidedly bene- 
fited. But what about the poor man who 
has not the money or the busy man or wo- 
man who cannot spare the time to spend 
several weeks or possible months at a heal- 
th resort? Shall circumstances deny them 
the restoration to health, which Nature has 
provided? Read my answer in the coupon at 
the bottom of this page. 

I have the utmost confidence in the Shi- 
var Mineral Spring Water for to it I owe 
by Restoration to Health and probably my 
Life. It has made me tens of thousands of 
friends in all parts of America and even in 
foreign countries, whose faces I have never 
seen. Yet 1 count them my friends for the 
Shivar Spring Water has bound them to me 
by lasting gratitude. 

I ask you to read their letters, a few sam- 
ples of which I publish below for your bene- 
fit, and if you find among them any encour- 
agement as to your own health, do not hesi- 
tate to accept my offer which has no iimits 
or conditions except those shown on' the 
coupon. If you could read the letters that 
come to me daily, numbering about ten 
thousand a year, and the vast majority of 
tkeat similar to those printed below, you 




would not wonder that I make this offer dis- - 
playing my absolute confidence in the res- 
torative powers of Shivar Mineral Water. ., 



INDIGESTION 1 

1 was suffering with indigestion, stomach 
and liver disorders and all its train hor- 
rifying phenomena for several months. I 
had lived on milk, soft eggs, shredded , 
wheat, a very insufficient diet for an active '• 
working man, and, of course, from disease ! 
and starvation was in a very low state of 
nervous vitality and general debility. I or- j 
dered ten gallons of your Mineral Water { 
which i used continuously, reordering when 1 
necessary, and in four months gained twen- ; 
ty-nine pounds was strong and perfectly ■ 
well, and have worked practically every day 
since. It acts as a general renovator of the 
system. I prescribe it in my practice, and 
it has in every instance had the desired j 
effects. It is essential to use this water in ! 
as large quantities as possible, for its pro- 
perties are so happily blended, and in such > 
proportion that they will not disturb the : 
most delicate system. It is purely Nature's i 
remedy. ' 
A. L, R. AVANT, M. D., Savannah, Ga. i 

I feel it my duty to suffering humanity j 
to make public announcement of the bene- I 
fits I have derived from Shivar Spring Wat- 
er. I have been a sufferer for the past twen- \ 
ty-five years from indigestion and dyspep- ' 
sia. After one week's trial of Shivar Water ' 
I commenced to improve, and after drink- I 
ing it for four weeks I gained fifteen pounds , 
I feel better and stronger than I have in i 
twenty-five years. I strongly recommend t 
this water to any one with stomach trouble. J 
I am writing this voluntarily and trust it -| 
will fall in the hands of many who are so 1 
unfortunate as to be afflicted wtih indiges- 
tion and nervous dyspepsia. ; 

C. V. TRUITT, La Grange, Ga. i 

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DYSPEPSIA 

I have suffered for many years from gas- 
tric troubles, stomach puffed and food sour. 
I have tried many remedies and a good 
many waters. Some have helped me, but 
none have given me such relief as your 
Spring Water. ] use it and recommend it to 
mv patients. 

W. D. GRIGGSBY, M. D., Blaney, S. C. 

Form any years I suffered with stomach 
trouble as a direct result of asthma. I con- 
sulted the very best specialist in this coun- 
try, and spent quite a large sum of money 
in my endeavor to get relief. However I had 
about come to the conclusion that my chsc 
was hopeless, but by accident I liapiieiiei! 
to get hold of one of your booklets, and tit- 
cided to try Shivar Spring Water. Alter 
drinking the water for about three weeks L 
was entirely relieved, and since that time 
have suffered but little inconvenience from 
my trouble. 1 cheeil'ii'.y recommend the 
use of >oiM' WatiT \o any one that may be 
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BILIOUSNESS 

For over two >ears following a nervous 
breakdown, I have suffered with a liver so 
torjjid that ordinary remedies were abso- 
lutely powerless. Under such circumstances 
I came to Shivar Spring and began drink- 
ing the Water. Upon advice, however, the 
first night 1 look a laxative; the second 
niglit a milder one. Since then I have taken 
none at all. The effect of the water has 
been remarkable — its action on my liver 
most marked, and my health and spirits 
greatly improved. 1 am satisfied that th« 
la.xative, loiloweil l)y the Water, was the 
liiuper treatment in niy ea.-e. .\ly condition 
is now perfect. 

S. A. l)Eli:i:rX. Creenvir.e, S. C. 



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RHEUMATISM 

1 have tested your Spring Water in sev- 
eral cases of rheumatism, chronic indiges- 
yon. kidney and bladder troubles, and in 
nervous and sick headaches, and find that 
it has acted nicely in each case, and I be- 
lieve that if used continuously for a reason- 
able time will give permanent relief. It will 
purify the blood, relieves debility, stimu- 
late the action of the liver, kidneys and 
bladder, aiding them in throwing off all 
poisonous matter. 

C. A. CROSBY, M. D.. Leeds, S. C. 

Mrs. Carter has had enlarged joints upon 
her hands, caused by rheumatism. Shivar 
Spring Water removed every trace of the 
enlargement. 

WM. C. CARTER, Fredericksburg, Va. 

I am anxious to get more of the Water. 
It has done me more good than anything I 



to all who snifei- from disorder cf the liver 
and kidne\'s. 

M. L. STEl'ilENS. Ohoopee, Ga. 

It is fine for liver troubles, ;iIgo for con- 
stipation. 1 cheerfully give you tliis informa- 
tion as to beneficial results in niy case. 

REV. A. McA. PITTMAN, Carlisle. S.C. 

RENAL AND CYSTIC 

1 suffered for eight years vvi h kidney 
trouble and inflamation of tlu bladder to 
the extent that I would have '.o get up dur- 
ing the night some five or six timeu After 
using this water only a few days, I am en- 
tirely relieved and suffer no more effect of 
the trouble whatever. 

J. P. D., Columbia, S.C. 

Your Water has done me more good than 
anything I ever tried for bladder trouble. 

A. R. F., \irgilina, Va. 

1 had been down with bladdej- trouble. 
Couldn't stand on my feet three minutes 
at a time. In three days after T commenced 
drinking your Mineral Water niy pain was 
all gone, could walk where I ploasod, and 
felt like a new man. • S. B. D., Wesley,Ga. 

URIC AC!D 

I have been for many vears affected with 
uric acid and kidney trouble, and the Min- 
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nc-ed a speedy relief. 

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I have also had my oldest girl take it 
and it did her lots of good. I keep it in 
the house all the time and recommend 
it."— Mrs. Dewitt Sincebaugh, West 
Danby, N. Y. 

Sleeplessness, nervousness, instabil- 
ity, backache, headaches, dragging sen- 
sations, all point to female derange- 
ments which may be overcome by Lydia ' 
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound. 

This famous remedy, the medicinal 
li gredients of which are derived from 
native roots